On the Block

Did you ever wonder what a priest did before he became a priest? Or wonder why he wanted to become a priest?  Or if he had fears or doubts about becoming a priest? Veteran newsman, Ed Wilkinson, talks with priests from around the diocese to get answers to these types of questions On the Block.

On the Block airs every Wednesday at 9 PM beginning January 25.

Recent Episodes


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Fr. Kevin Abels

June 28, 2016

On the one hour season finale of On The Block, the pastor of St. Sebastian’s parish, Father Kevin Abels, spoke with Ed […]

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Father Alonzo Cox

June 21, 2016

Ed meets with the youngest pastor in the diocese, Father Alonzo Cox, in the garden of Our Lady of Victory Church in […]

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Father Carlos Velasquez

June 14, 2016

Ed talks with Father Carlos Velasquez, who was ordained one year ago, now Parochial Vicar of St. Sebastian’s in Woodside, Queens. They […]

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Fr. Thomas Vassalotti

June 7, 2016

We chatted with Father Vassalotti in the garden area of St. Frances of Paola parish in Williamsburg, a worship site of Divine […]

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Msgr. Steven Aguggia

May 31, 2016

We met Msgr. Steven Aguggia on the street of the original St. Margaret’s Church in Middle Village, where he is the pastor. […]

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Fr. Stephen Giuletti

May 24, 2016

On this episode of On The Block, host Ed Wilkinson meets with Father Stephen Giuletti at Bishop Ford High School in Windsor […]

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Father John Maduri

May 17, 2016

Father Maduri is the pastor of Most Precious Blood Church in Gravesend, Brooklyn.  We sat with him on the steps of the […]

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Father Michael Gelfant

May 10, 2016

We spoke with Father Gelfant on the steps of St. Finbar’s Church, Bath Beach, where he is pastor.  Father Gelfant is one […]