Brooklyn Priest Visits Migrant Workers in Yakima to See Ministry in Action

Father Keeney, director of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s office of Propagation of the Faith, last month traveled to the cherry orchards near Yakima, Washington for an up-close look at how the local diocese ministers to the seasonal workers who are mostly from Mexico and Guatemala. Chicago-based Catholic Extension, a nonprofit group working to build up Catholic communities in the nation’s poorest regions, sponsored the trip.

Catholic Extension, Kino Border Initiative Host Virtual Event Along Border

Days after Pope Francis issued his encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” calling for people of goodwill to care for one another as brothers and sisters and not to erect new borders between people and nations, Catholic Extension announced a 2,000-mile act of prayer along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Missionary Says Navajo Can’t Be Forgotten After COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 infection rates in the Navajo Nation surpassed that of New York last month, giving it the unwanted distinction of having the highest per capita infections of any place in the country and placing a strain on already over-taxed Catholic ministries in the region.