Old St Patrick's Basilica.jpgGreat news for the Archdiocese of New York: Old St Patrick’s Cathedral (since 1809) has been a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.

Old St Patrick’s is the first church in the Archdiocese of New York to have the honor of being so connected with the Holy Father.
Congrats to Archbishop Dolan, Monsignor Donald Sakano!
You may recall recently that I mentioned that the Bridgeport Diocese had one of their churches raised to a minor basilica.
Take a look at the document on what it takes to be a minor basilica, Domus Ecclesiae or “On Granting of the Title of Minor Basilica.”
This is terrific news on the Solemnity of Saint Patrick!
Blessed be God in His angels and in saints!