February 05, 2019

A New Bishop

Probably only of interest to Central Ohio readers, but we got a new bishop in town, straight out of Long Island (say like "Compton").  Has what sounds to my ears a very authentic New Yawk accent.

Mentions of Bishop Brennan on the web are few and far-flung.  He got a mention when he led a group of Latino pilgrims on very involved Way of the Cross:
"In the Latino cultures, it's a strong custom to have an elaborate procession through the streets," Brennan said. "I've read about it, but I've never seen it before. Right now I'm so impressed by the people's hard work and devotion. They've put a lot of time and effort to make this happen."
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He gave a lecture on "The Gospel of Mercy":
Description: Looking at Reconciliation through the lens of the Joy of the Gospel.
Suggested for: Catechetical leaders, catechists, pastoral associates, youth ministers
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Elsewhere:
Cardinal Edward M. Egan, retired archbishop of New York, recalled Bishop Brennan's days as secretary to his good friend, the late Rockville Centre Bishop James T. McHugh. "I would come to see him, and the door was always answered by a young and wonderful priest (Bishop Brennan) who could not have served that bishop any better than if it was his own father."
"He's going to make an excellent bishop," said Joyce Costigan of Bishop Brennan. A parishioner of St. Mary of the Isle in Long Beach, where Bishop Brennan has been pastor since 2010, she said, "He makes you feel at ease no matter what crisis you are having."
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And:
A former student of the late Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., [at Fordham] Brennan has been appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island.
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And:
The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) to offer these grants by accepting applications only from the CBA. The objective of the CBA is to promote academic study in the Scriptures...
Bishop Robert J. Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center and member of the Liaison Committee between CCD and CBA commented: "It is encouraging to see the renewed interest in biblical literacy at all levels of formation and life of the Church. I'm glad that CCD and CBA grants encourage practical responses to this interest. "
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And for the canonization of St Oscar Romero:
Come celebrate this wonderful occasion here at St. Anne’s Church....This will be a Spanish Language Mass but all the community is invited. BISHOP ROBERT BRENNAN—MAIN CELEBRANT Diocese of Rockville Centre Lite refreshments to follow in the lower church. CANONIZACION EN ROMA DEL SANTO MONSENOR OSCAR ROMERO EN OCTUBRE 14, 20

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