Category Archives: Pro Life

Archbishop Dolan & Br Ignatius Perkins honored at St Catherine of Siena Priory (NYC) healthcare Mass

See! A wise and faithful virgin standing there with a lamp alight, ready now to meet her Bridegroom, coming soon with pow’r and might. Cath’rine, filled with loving fervor served the Church both night and day: As she taught us, make us faithful to the suff’ring Christ our Way.

St Catherine statue.jpgThe other day I mentioned the 4th annual Mass and award for healthcare professionals who treat the sick and the dying with dignity at Saint Catherine of Siena Priory & Church (East 68th St, NYC) suggesting prayerful solidarity and physical presence, if possible. I had hoped to go myself, but too many things to do at the seminary in the final week of classes prevented me.

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, were honored at the event. The archbishop was the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass and was joined by a variety of Dominicans, including Father Dominic Izzo, prior provincial of the Province of St Joseph, Father Brian Mulcahy, Izzo’s vicar provincial, and Father Jordan Kelly, curate, Director of Liturgy and hospital chaplain at St Catherine Church and Priory.

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Brother Ignatius was particularly honored by the Dominicans for his work in founding the  Dominican Friars Healthcare Ministry of New York; he is leaving his work as the Director of the DFHM to assume a position as the Dean of the Nursing School at Aquinas College, Nashville, TN. 

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Thanks to one of the Dominican friars, Father Carlos Quijano who took some photos and graciously sent them to me are now shared here.
May Saint Dominic, Saint Catherine and Blessed James Salamone richly bless both the archbishop and Brother Ignatius, especially as Brother transitions to a new ministry for the Order of Friars Preachers and the Church.
Watch an informative video clip, Taking Healthcare’s temp.
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10th Anniv. of Death of Cardinal John O’Connor’s death marked by Mass and retrospective

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St Catherine of Siena Priory (NYC) hosts Mass and award for all healthcare professionals who bring healing and hope to the sick & dying

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Saint Gianna Berretta Molla: wife and doctor with a passion for life


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Holy Spirit,
Source of every perfection, give us wisdom, intelligence, and courage so that,
following the example of Saint Gianna and through her intercession, we may know
how to place ourselves at the service of each person we meet in our personal,
family and professional lives, and thus grow in love and holiness. Amen.

As Saint Gianna said, “Every
vocation is a call to motherhood or fatherhood, earthly, spiritual or moral.
God has placed in us an instinct for life. A priest is a father, nuns are
mothers, mothers of souls.”

Read the Holy See’s biography of Saint Gianna Berretta Molla

On this feast of Saint Gianna we look for
heavenly assistance with the certain hope that our prayers will be answered.
Our prayerful request of Saint Gianna is for her to ask the Lord for abundant
graces to carry on the great work of Catholic Healthcare in New York and beyond
at The Gianna Center –The Catholic
Healthcare Center Women
. It’s Pro-life, Pro-woman, Pro-Marriage,
Pro-family and Pro-God!!!!

Paul Marx, monk & priest RIP

Paul Marx.jpgSaturday morning the great Benedictine monk and priest and Pro-life advocate died at the age of 90. Pray for Father Paul, his monastic community and the on-going work of the Culture of Life.

O God, Who did raise Thy servant Dom Paul Benno Marx to the dignity of priest in the apostolic priesthood, grant, we beseech Thee, that he may be joined in fellowship with Thine Apostles forevermore.
Father Paul Benno Marx’s obit from Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
A brief piece on Father Paul Benno Marx, OSB.
He was a fascinating man and priest. May God have mercy on him.
PAX

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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