- Jul 8, 2020
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York returned to his home of St. Louis for the Knights of Columbus convention, but used the time to gather old friends at his favorite Steak ‘n Shake while doing an interview on the Catholic Channel. He only replaced his Yankees cap for the St. Louis Cardinals when he was assured it wouldn’t be aired on television.
In July 2010, Pope Benedict XVI established the Elmont-based eparchy as an exarchate for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in the United States. Now with the approval of Pope Francis, the synod of bishops of the Syro-Malankara Church has elected as the first bishop of the eparchy they set up in India, Bishop Thomas Eusebius Naickamparampil.
DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is under attack this summer as people enrolled in it wait with anticipation and fear to see what President Trump will decide to do with it. He campaigned on ending it, but has wavered somewhat on that stance.
Priests living in the West Bank emphasized that the challenge is to emphasize the Christian tradition of nonviolence while supporting their young parishioners’ desire to oppose the Israeli occupation. The priests agreed that violent confrontation is not acceptable in order to achieve peace in the area.
The NET ministries, short for National Evangelization Teams, have been having a tough time this year recruiting men willing to join teams of young adults to evangelize teens throughout the nation with retreats and workshops.
A new film “Called and Chosen” tells the life of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, a a Navy chaplain ministering to Marines during the Vietnam War. He died when he went to the aid of a fellow corpsman who was pinned down by enemy machine gun fire. The diocesan phase of his cause for sainthood was completed in May of this year.