Advocate of Immigrants

In his 1999 apostolic exhortation, “Ecclesia in America,” Pope Saint John Paul II, wrote: “It is appropriate to recall that the foundation on which all human rights rest is the dignity of the person. God’s masterpiece, man, is made in the divine image and likeness. Jesus took on our human nature, except for sin; he […]

Shining Stars Honored by Migration Office

Thirty-three people from the various ethnic ministries in Brooklyn and Queens were honored by the Diocesan Migration Services at its annual Shining Stars Dinners held Oct. 6 and 13 at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island.

It’s Official! Seven Are Now Priests of Diocese

After having collectively ministered in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 60 years, seven foreign-born priests have begun the new year as official priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Bishop DiMarzio Will Ordain Ten New Priests

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will ordain 10 men to the priesthood to serve the Church in Brooklyn and Queens. The ordination rites will take place at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m.

Unity, Diversity: Theme of Migration Day Mass

Almost 1,000 immigrants to Brooklyn and Queens joined Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the annual diocesan celebration of World Migration Day, April 30 at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.

Irish Need Not Enter

Dear Editor: In response to Carolyn Y. Woo’s column: “Encountering our Muslim Neighbors” (Jan. 23): I flew out of London on Pan Am Flight 103 a week before it was blown apart over Lockerbie, Scotland. Of course, air travel today is very different worldwide than what it was originally. Fear and security dominates everywhere. Ms. […]

These Are the Stars of Diocese of Immigrants

For the past 12 years, the Shining Stars Awards dinner has been conducted by the diocesan Catholic Migration Services to honor the contributions to the Church and community by immigrants. It has become so popular that each year there are now two dinners to accommodate all the people who want to attend.

Say It Isn’t So, Donald

The comments of presidential candidate, Donald Trump, concerning Mexican people, do not gel with the experience of so many in our beloved country and in our churches in Brooklyn and Queens. One at first simply hoped that Trump was being misquoted, merely having his words being taken out of context. But this clearly was not the case. One then hoped that Trump, ever the showman, was simply engaging in negative rhetoric and would eventually draw out something positive from his comments. He did not.