Support and Prayers for NYPD After Tough Year

The 95th annual Communion-breakfast of the Brooklyn-Queens Holy Name Society of the NYPD was held Sunday, March 15, in Queens Village. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant of the Mass.

Family Spirit Sustains Men, Women in Blue

It hasn’t been a very good year to be a police officer. Ferguson! The Eric Garner Grand Jury decision! The assassinations of Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos! They have been just some of the hurdles that law enforcement officials have had to jump this year. That’s why it was important that this year’s Communion-breakfast […]

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Officers Remembered One Month Later

NYPD chaplain Msgr. David Cassato celebrated a Month’s Mind Mass for slain Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Sunday, Jan. 17, at St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst.

Chaplain’s Prayer for Det. Wenjian Liu

The following is the complete text of the prayer offered by NYPD chaplain Msgr. Robert Romano at the funeral service for NYPD Det. Wenjian Liu, on Jan. 4 at Aievoli Funeral Home in Bensonhurst.

Rally Will Support Police

Dear Editor: This truly is a sad time for the City of New York and the country as two police officers were executed in cold blood while in their patrol car serving the community. They were Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. This took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant and this heinous act was perpetrated by a […]

‘Annus Horribilis’

Our city, and indeed the nation, is reeling from the assassinations of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. These two officers of the law, both married, with the 40-year-old Ramos having two sons and Liu being recently married, were gunned down for no reason other than the fact that they […]

This Has Not Been the Best of Times

The year 2014 has not been the best of years. And unfortunately, it is ending on a sour note with the assassination of two police officers right here in our diocese. The charlatan politicians and would-be community leaders would have us believe that the underlying problem is racism. The real danger facing us all is […]

Statement of Bishop DiMarzio on the Murder of Two NYPD Officers

The Catholic Community in Brooklyn and Queens joins me in praying for the repose of the souls of Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of our fallen Police Officers and pray earnestly for their consolation. Each day, 35,000 of our fellow citizens put on […]

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Cardinal Prays for Slain Cops, Healing in City

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan joined in mourning what he called the “brutal and irrational execution of two young, promising and devoted police officers” fatally shot in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.