St. Patrick’s Feast Day Has Been Hijacked–Don’t Give Away the Parade, Too!

TODAY IS ST. PATRICK'S DAY, and in New York City, there's going to be some kind of a parade or something.I'm kidding.  Everybody knows that America's largest, oldest and most famous St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place on March 17 in New York City.  Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day--or so they say!--and for 253 years, New Yorkers have been celebrating the feast of the Catholic saint by marching a mile and a half down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  This year, an estimated 150,000 mar … [Read more...]

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Three New Bishops for New York!

Well, I didn't see that coming!  Pope Francis has appointed three new auxiliary bishops for New York.  The three auxiliary bishops will assist Cardinal Timothy Dolan in his responsibilities serving Catholics in America's second largest archdiocese.The surprise announcement was made today in Rome and in Washington.  According to a press release from the Archdiocese of New York:Bishop-elect John Jenik, 70, currently the pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in the Bronx, Bishop-elect Jo … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Dolan Warns: You May Hear Some Things About Me….

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in his blog Gospel in the Digital Age, warned New Yorkers this week that they may soon be seeing his name cast in an unfavorable light in the media.  The Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he served as auxiliary bishop for a year in 2001-2002, has just been ordered by a court to release documents regarding clergy abuse cases.Before you get too excited about that, though, let me assure you that the Cardinal assures us he's been forthright and has done nothing wrong.On … [Read more...]

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