Podcast: Big City Catholics Podcast
In this episode, Bishop Robert J. Brennan and Father Christopher Heanue are joined by Sr. Maryann Seton Lopiccolo, the Episcopal Delegate for Religious in the Diocese of Brooklyn, a position she has held since 1998. They discuss how Sr. Maryann first discovered her calling to religious life and how the religious communities working in our diocese have changed. They reflect on the importance of Religious Life and coming together with your community to celebrate significant times.
Back from their short break, in today’s podcast, Bishop Robert Brennan and Father Christopher Heanue discuss what they did during the short hiatus from the Big City Podcast. Next, they discuss the celebration of the Feast Day of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, with this year marking the 25th anniversary of her death. Bishop Brennan recounts the time he heard her speak at the Cathedral of St. Agnes in Rockville Center. One of the lines she spoke that really stayed with him, “Let no one in this place ever feel unloved, unwanted, or uncared for.”
Bishop Robert Brennan and Father Christopher Heanue discuss the upcoming reading of the Letter to the Hebrews, focusing on the phrase, “Cloud of Witnesses.” Whether referring to the figures of faith in the Old Testament or the canonized saints, we can draw great inspiration. Also discussed, various other saints (and blessed) observed in the month of August such as St. John Vianney, Blessed Michael McGivney, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
Bishop Robert Brennan and Father Christopher Heanue discuss the topic of “Family Life” as we celebrate the Feast of St. Joachim and Anne. They speak about the respect and importance of our grandparents and the wisdom they have to share. This week, the Feast of St. James, also marked Bishop Brennan’s 10-year anniversary of ordination as a Bishop.