by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
This week, as the Diocese celebrates its 22nd annual World Communications Day Conference, let me briefly reflect on the Second Vatican Council’s “The Decree on the Media of Social Communications.” The Latin title for this document, Inter Mirifica, means “Among the Wonderful.” It is one of the first two documents published by the Council, which clearly signifies the understanding of the Council Fathers that the world in which they lived was dominated by media. At that time, there was no Internet or social media like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but the Council Fathers understood that in order to preach the Gospel, they had to meet people where they were.
by Ed Wilkinson
The Knights of Columbus and the Sisters of Life have a lot of common. One similarity is that they have a great admiration for each other since they are both committed to the goal of preserving the dignity of human life, especially the unborn.
by Father Robert Czok
It was an ordinary day, but it was smack in the middle of an extraordinary time of the year, Wednesday of Holy Week. For many years during this time, as a parish priest, I had always been deeply into preparations and the actual celebrations for the various Holy Week ceremonies. This year, my retirement from parish responsibilities gave me an accessible window of opportunity to take a day to visit Brother Richard, who has been in a nursing home upstate for a couple of years or so. He had served as pastoral associate for about nine years of my pastorate at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus. He had retired about five years before me. He demonstrated a real affection to that parish community in Greenpoint.Read More
by Veronica Szczygiel
If each member of the Trinity had his own Facebook page, the Holy Spirit would have the least number of “friends.”
This is a brute statement, perhaps, but it highlights a discomforting truth. Out of the three persons of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit does not garner nearly as much attention or study as God the Father or God the Son.