Robert J. Brennan was officially installed as the new bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Bishop Robert J. Brennan to hold position as Bishop DiMarzio retires
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio recently visited Ten Mile River Scout Camp in upstate New York in support of scouting.
Bishop DiMarzio was a Boy Scout, and earned the title of Life Scout, the organization’s second-highest rank. I applaud the bishop for his support of scouting.
I was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Scout. I learned a lot about community service, charity, and patriotism.
Today, I am Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911 in Douglaston and twice a year run a Blood Drive. I do this with the help of Boy Scout Troop #153, whose help is immeasurable.
Membership in the Boy Scouts has dropped nationwide, which I find quite troubling. I urge parents to encourage their children to join the Boy Scouts. We need leaders with high ideas, and the Boy Scouts provide that.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.