Brooklyn’s First Five Bishops Now Together in Douglaston Crypt

The earthly remains of Brooklyn’s first three bishops are back in the Brooklyn Diocese after resting in the neighboring Diocese of Rockville Centre for the past 59 years. The coffins of Bishops John Loughlin, Charles E. McDonnell and Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy were removed from the crypt at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, L.I., and brought to their new resting place at Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston, on Aug. 3.

Archbishop Molloy Saw Great Growth in Diocese

For the past two weeks, I’ve been writing about the first two bishops of Brooklyn on the occasion of the return of their mortal remains to the diocese. The third bishop’s coffin to be interred in Douglaston on Aug. 3 belonged to the third Bishop of Brooklyn, Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy.