In this episode of Big City Catholics, Deacon Kevin McCormack, Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, joins Bishop Brennan to discuss the unity of diversity in our diocese, encountering Jesus Christ together in the Eucharist, and inviting others to Jesus’ proclamation, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
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In this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan is interviewed by Jesuitical, a podcast for young Catholics, hosted by Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis. They discuss topics such as parish identity and purpose, the unity in the diverse Diocese of Brooklyn, and how we can build up Catholic life in the new era of the life of the church.
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In this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Father Heanue discuss Divine Mercy Sunday, which we celebrate on the first Sunday after Easter. It’s a special day honoring God’s infinite love and mercy. They explain that when we attend mass, God gives us the gift of His presence in the Eucharist. And it is at mass that we acknowledge Jesus, not as an idea, but as a real person who is alive today and with us in this world.
On this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Rev. Heanue discuss the conclusion of Lent, the resurrection, and the octave of Easter with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Bishop Brennan prays that each of us might be able to encounter the risen Lord who meets us along the way, and helps to fill us with confidence and hope.
On this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Rev. Heanue discuss the celebration of Holy Week. They explain how the grace-filled week begins with the procession of faith on Palm Sunday, then the blessing of the oils during Chrism Mass, and concludes with the liturgical services of the sacred Triduum.
In this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Rev. Heanue discuss the late days of Lent leading up to Holy Week where we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation, marking the moment of the Incarnation and intervention of God through the Holy Spirit as well as Reconciliation Monday, where we encounter God’s love and mercy through the forgiveness of our sins.
In this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Rev. Heanue share stories about their Irish heritage and traditions as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They also discuss the upcoming Feast of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and patron of the Universal Church as well as the Annunciation, when God took on human flesh. Both feast days are considered great solemnities.
On this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Rev. Heanue reflect on the 10th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy and how he evokes the image of the Good Shepherd, calling us to humble acts of loving service. In this time of Lent, we ask God to renew that spirit of longing for His presence within us.
On this episode of Big City Catholics, Rev. Christopher Bethge, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Brooklyn, joins Bishop Brennan from a vocation retreat of discernment at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY. They discuss vocations, serving God as His disciples, and the responsibility to be consciously inviting, helping one another hear God’s voice.