CMS’ New Effort Helps Eviction Victims Get Legal Representation

Catholic Migration Services is part of an effort advocating for free lawyers in housing court, which is guaranteed by law in NYC for qualifying tenants facing eviction. But now, 17,000 litigants who qualify for the service still don’t have one — but their cases are moving forward in court anyway.

Inflation Sparks The Need For CCBQ’s Food Distribution Events

To help ease rising inflation, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed cartons of eggs and fresh produce July 7 at St. Michael’s Parish in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. These “Live it Up: Get Healthy, Live Well” events, including health screenings, are held at parishes throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn.

COVID Made Bad Situation For Immigrants Worse, Catholic Survey Finds

One of the main findings of the survey was that the demand for Catholic institution’s services from the immigrant community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased. And those Catholic institutions responded with a number of new services, the survey found. These included: financial assistance, COVID-19 testing, education, contact tracing, and quarantine services, mental health services, grief support and assistance with funeral expenses, and delivery of food and sanitation supplies for infected and other homebound persons.

Supreme Court Green Card Order Could Hurt Local Immigrants

In January, the Supreme Court ruled that a Trump administration order that makes it easier for the government to block immigrants from obtaining admission into the United States, or gaining residency status, can be enforced until a final court ruling is issued.

Diocese’s Diversity Represented at Migration Day Mass

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant, and the concelebrants included Auxiliary Bishops Witold Mroziewski, the diocese’s vicar for migrant and ethnic apostolates, and Raymond Chappetto, as well as at least 50 priests representing different ethnic groups in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Unity Through Christ on Migration Day

Immigrants from the various ethnic ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn gathered for the annual Migration Day Mass with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, Dec. 1.

Theology on Tap

Eat, drink and join the conversation with other young adults at Theology on Tap, Oct. 15 at Mojave Restaurant in Astoria. Arrive by 7 p.m.