This past Saturday, February 17, I had the honor of offering the funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx for Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah, a recent immigrant from Ghana, an American citizen, in the National Guard hoping to train eventually as a Marine. Emmanuel died last December 28, in that tragic fire that took fourteen lives, in the Bronx apartment building where he was visiting his dad who lived on the ground floor. He died after rescuing four others from the blaze. The funeral was delayed so his relatives could all get here…
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Conversation with Cardinal Dolan of 2018. Today, Father Dave Dwyer and I catch up after Christmas and talk about a meaningful New Year’s resolution.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about the Christmas Midnight Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and the triumph of light over darkness.
We are joined by the Viking Voices of Saint Joseph-by-the-Sea High School in Staten Island, under the direction of Bruce Turner, accompanied by Matthew Hosmer, for a performance of “Adeste Fideles.”
Here is my homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Come, Lord Jesus, come! Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Monsignor Jim Vlaun and I talk about the longing of the Advent season as we await the arrival of Christ.
Here is my homily for the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017. Thanks for listening!
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I talk about the Miraculous Medal, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in Manhattan.
Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss a bit of Catholic history and upcoming events. Our prayers go out to Sutherland Springs, Texas.
On “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan,” Father Dave Dwyer and I discuss the passing of icon of mercy Detective Steven McDonald, two American saints, and the Presidential Inauguration.