Archdiocese of New York: September 2009 Archives
You know, the church is the one who dreams, the church is the one who constantly has the vision, the church is the one that's constantly saying 'Yes!' to everything that life and love and sexuality and marriage and belief and freedom and human dignity--everything that that stands for, the church is giving one big resounding 'Yes!' The church founded the universities, the church was the patron of the arts, the scientists were all committed Catholics. And that's what we have to recapture: the kind of exhilarating, freeing aspect. I mean, it wasn't Ronald Reagan who brought down the Berlin Wall. It was Karol Wojtyla. I didn't make that up: Mikhail Gorbachev said that...I guess one of the things that frustrates me pastorally is that there's this caricature of the church--of being this oppressive, patriarchal, medieval, out-of-touch naysayer--where the opposite is true.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan, New York Magazine
Tonight 7 men made the Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity (which I encourage you too read) at Vespers. These 7 men will be ordained to the Order of Deacon tomorrow here in the Saint Joseph Seminary Chapel by Bishop Dennis Joseph Sullivan, VG, auxiliary bishop of New York: James H. Ferreira, George LaGrutta, Steven R. Markantonis, Fredy P. Montoya, Thomas Roslak, Enrique J. Salvo, Daniel P. Tuite.
Please keep these men in your prayers and sacrifices tomorrow and in year ahead as they prepare for ordination as priest on 15 May 2010 for service in the Archdiocese of New York by Archbishop Timothy P. Dolan, PhD.
Our Lady of Dunwoodie, cause of our joy, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints John Vianney, Pio of Pietrelcina, John Eudes, pray for us.