As part of his regular pastoral visitations to the Catholic communities of Brooklyn and Queens, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio came to greet and extend his blessings on the parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Greenpoint. The Father’s Day visit on June 16th, 2013 began with the Bishop celebrating the 9:00AM Family Mass, which was dedicated in prayerful remembrance of all father’s living and deceased.
The Bishop appropriately reminded us of the goodness of our Heavenly Father as well as the goodness of our earthly fathers through parables like the “Prodigal Son.” And, on Father’s Day, called us to be extremely thankful for their love.
The Holy Mass concluded with our parish organizations extending their best wishes to Bishop DiMarzio on his birthday. After we sang “STO LAT”, Bishop DiMarzio blessed the attendees at this most memorable Father’s Day celebration.
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Photos from Bp. Nicholas DiMarzio’s visit in our parish on June 16, 2013
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have deconstructed the single most important institution in human history. Republicans and Democrats alike succumbed to powerful political elites and have passed legislation that will undermine our families and as a consequence, our society.
With this vote, Governor Cuomo has opened a new front in the culture wars that are tearing at the fabric of our nation. At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling to stay in their homes and find jobs, we should be working together to solve these problems. However, the politicians have curried favor with wealthy donors who are proponents of a divisive agenda in order to advance their own careers and futures.
What is needed in our state is leadership and not political gamesmanship.
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