Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn as an Army chaplainMsgr. Bernard J. Quinn as an Army chaplain
in France during World War I.
In 1922, he established St. Peter Claver,
the first church for black Roman Catholics in Brooklyn.

DeSales Studios Presents: Servant of God: Msgr. Quinn

“In the eyes of the African American population of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Msgr. Bernard Quinn is already a saint. He fought tirelessly to promote and defend the rights and equality of all people, even in the face of grueling resistance from those around him. His work has continued to grow, not only throughout the Diocese but across the world. His story highlights why he is a saint for our time.”

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Brooklyn Clergy Form Anti-Racism Commission, Honor Priest On Road To Sainthood


Monsignor Quinn Closer To Sainthood

At the national conference for U.S. Catholic prelates, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio introduced Monsignor Bernard Quinn for canonization.

Monsignor Quinn: Voice for Equality

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and pilgrims from the Diocese of Brooklyn traveled to Westbury, Long Island. They were there to commemorate the death […]

Brooklyn Catholics Hopeful for Quinn’s Cause

Currents correspondent Katie Breidenbach visits St. Peter Claver Church in Bedford Stuyvesant, which was founded by Monsignor Bernard Quinn, […]

Saints in the City: Msgr. Bernard Quinn

…An early pioneer for civil rights. Monsignor Bernard Quinn was the son of Irish immigrants, but did much to help Black Catholics in the Brooklyn Diocese.

City of Churches: St. Peter Claver, Bedford-Stuyvesant, BK.

Come along with Nick Vavas travels to St. Peter Claver church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, BK. within the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.