Bishop Robert Brennan About Bishop Robert Brennan

Bishop Robert J. Brennan, eighth bishop of Brooklyn, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, in 1989. In subsequent years, in addition to serving in several consecutive parishes, in 1994 he was appointed Secretary to the Bishop, and in 2002, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In 2012 he was ordained auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and in 2019, bishop of Columbus. He was installed as bishop of Brooklyn on November 30, 2021. Bishop Brennan also serves on the USCCB as a member of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities and as chair-elect for Cultural Diversity in the Church, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


  1. This is a good article. It is clear that we need to have solidarity with the illegal immigrants; yet in doing so, this does not excuse ignoring the extremities of illegal immigration, of the 100s of thousands, now millions, crossing the border without regulation, order, pr proper process of law; permitting many criminals and others in the U.S.A.; encouraging people to come to the states, with the expectation of welfare from a country already reeling from deficits; and, the ensuring chaos. It is utterly immoral and disordered. No doubt the immigration laws need reform, but the Administration has the present lawful authority and option to regulate our borders in a sensible, well-ordered, manner.

    • Avatar Chris Nunez says:

      It’s interesting and telling that writer John Keenan uses the inflamatory term ‘illegal immigrants’ – it’s one step farther from the proper descriptives ‘refugees’ or ‘asylum seekers’.
      ~ Sadly, mainstream media is using the still inaccurate term ‘migrants’ which still does not identify ‘why’ these many people are seeking asylum in our country – they are seeking refuge from the violence and chaos wrought by the presence of Russia and the Wagner Group. There are natural resources, oil and gold and other desirable goods to be had but at great threats from foreign powers.

      • I agree with the writer, Chris Nunez, that it is telling to use the term, “illegal immigrants.” It is the truth. Some are migrants, some are undocumented, and still others are refugees. Many cross the border are processed with no realistic intent of ever subjecting them to due process. Countless others cross intent on avoiding detection, and still others are criminals. The immigrants crossing the border are from all parts of the world, and some limitedly due to the presence of Russia and the Wagner Group, yet more so that they know the border is wide open. In addition to the drug trafficking that kills many American youngsters, the cartels broadcast the opportunity to cross the border and subject people to a crushing ransom for deliverance to the border. The U.S. is not the doorstep to the world. Yes, I believe it is good to care for those who are refugees and asylum seekers and to take care of them, but the onset of so many motivated for other illegitimate reasons imposes no moral or lawful obligation. Under the present law and if well-funded, immigration can be done lawfully and well-ordered to determined those who claim asylum legitimately or who are refugees.

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