Across the East River from Manhattan, with the 1.8 million-member diocese of Brooklyn's Chrism Mass likewise to take place tonight, Deacon Greg Kandra airs an advance snip
of what promises to be a fiery preach....
In his homily to the priests and people of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, called upon the priests and people of the Diocese of Brooklyn to stand up with him and "besiege The New York Times. Send a message loud and clear that the Pope, our Church, and bishops and our priests will no longer be the personal punching bag of The New York Times."...And, with that, it just got even more... er... interesting.
Reflecting on the timing of the stories, DiMarzio stated "Two weeks of articles about a story from many decades ago, in the midst of the Most Holy Season of the Church year is both callous and smacks of calumny!"
Keep an eye on the Bench for the whole thing when it drops.