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Rod Dreher

Saith The New York Times:

Brooklyn, the borough of churches and trees, Walt Whitman and Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand and Mike Tyson, has never lacked for people of distinction — except perhaps in one category.
Nobody from Brooklyn has ever been made a saint.

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Wrong! Nobody from Brooklyn has ever been made a Catholic saint. In 2000, the Orthodox Church canonized Brooklyn Bishop Raphael Hawaweeny (1860-1915), now known as St. Raphael of Brooklyn. He was a helper of immigrants. Anyway, because Brooklyn can’t have enough saints, here’s hoping and praying that Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn, the late Brooklyn priest being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church, merits being raised to the altar — and that the Times will realize that there is a such thing as Orthodox Christianity, even in Brooklyn.

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