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Episode 75 - Preparing the Way for the Lord Today and Always
In this edition of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Fr. Heanue introduce Advent as a penitential season where we prepare our hearts to receive The Christ Child. The diocese is taking the necessary steps to provide prayerful programming and activities for the faithful to eagerly celebrate and rush forth to meet Jesus Christ for the fullness of salvation. Bishop Brennan encourages people to make this season different as it is the beginning of the new liturgical year and an opportunity for a fresh start to repent and believe the Good News.
Episode 74 - Being In Communion With One Another
In this edition of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Fr. Heanue discuss the letter released regarding the statistics and realities of the diocese. They include the decline of Mass attendance and leadership, the needs of the faithful, and cultural adaptations. Bishop Brennan calls us to preserve, practice, enhance, and grow our Catholic life together. The responsibility we each bear as faithful Catholics is to evangelize and share the Good News of the Gospel.
Episode 73 - A Visit From Archbishop Nelson Pérez
In this episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Robert J. Brennan is joined by Archbishop Nelson Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, who are together again at the US Conference of Bishops Fall Plenary Meeting in Baltimore. They talk about how the two of them were ordained together years ago and reminisce on their interesting journey since then. Bishop Brennan and Archbishop Pérez then speak to what is discussed at the Baltimore's Bishops Meeting.
Episode 72 - Judged By Love. How We Loved. By The One Who Loves Us.
In this week's episode of Big City Catholics, Bishop Brennan and Fr. Heanue continue this month's theme of prayer and remembrance by discussing how fragile life is and recognizing our temporal existence on this earth. Bishop Brennan calls us to recognize that throughout our life we are invited towards God. He explains that in the end, we will be judged by love, how we loved, by the one who loves us. The response of our life matters to ultimately enter eternal life with God in Heaven.
Episode 71 - A Month of Prayer and Remembrance
Prayer and remembrance is the theme of this week's Big City Catholics. As Bishop Brennan remarks, prayer is about placing ourselves before God, humbling ourselves before Him, and asking that we and the world be conformed to His will. During the month of November as we celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls' Day, we are reminded of the hope for eternal life and our faith in the resurrection.
Episode 70 - Youths United in Faith with Lucia Morales, Associate Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Brooklyn
Lucia Morales, the Associate Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Brooklyn, joins Bishop Brennan on this episode of Big City Catholics. They discuss their experiences together in Lisbon, Portugal during World Youth Day and recount the excitement of the youths united in faith. As young adults of the diocese continue their ministry, Lucia Morales announces the beginning of a new organizational chapter of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) within Brooklyn and Queens, which brings together like-minded professionals supporting the great mission of the Catholic faith.
This is truly a great idea. Thank you Bishop Brennan and Father Chris.