Navy Chaplain Rise in Rank Draws on Experiences in NYC

Father Donelson Thevenin considers himself lucky to have had a wide range of experiences — from ministering to parishioners at churches to counseling sailors aboard battleships as a U.S. Navy chaplain.

Center for Migration Studies Looks at Immigrants’ Health Risks

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) of New York issued a 40-page study, “Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in Brooklyn and Queens,” on Feb. 23 and looked at the two boroughs neighborhood by neighborhood to determine which non-citizen immigrant communities are most at risk.

Catholic Charities Stays on Its Quest for Affordable Housing

Construction of a new home for low-income people was about to start last spring in Queens, but the COVID-19 pandemic rattled all aspects of normalcy worldwide.
The Bishop Valero Residence, a project of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, is expected to add 102 badly-needed apartments for seniors and formerly homeless adults. It’s located at 23-11 31st Road in Astoria, Queens.

Lawyers Pray for ‘Spirit of Truth’

Law professionals from all faiths are invited each year to take part in the Mass, which — according to Sarah Gozo, a former president of the local Catholic Lawyers Guild — aims to remind lawyers of their mission to help and love others.

Father Patrick J. Keating, right, CEO of Catholic Migration Services, speaks at a press conference held by Congresswoman Grace Meng, left, outside Newtown H.S. in Elmhurst to urge undocumented immigrants to enroll and reapply for deferred action. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

CMS Helps Spread Immigration Awareness

Father Patrick Keating, CEO of Catholic Migration Services, was on hand at a press conference to raise awareness about deferred action for immigrants.

City to Issue ID Cards

Mayor Bill DiBlasio came to the steps of the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to sign into law the bill establishing a Municipal ID card for New York City.

International Stars Shine in Brooklyn (with slideshow)

The second half of the Shining Stars Awards were presented to members of migrant apostolates on Oct. 11 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, Coney Island. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, Msgr. Ronald Marino, vicar for migrant and ethnic apostolates, and Father  Patrick J. Keating, CEO of Catholic Migration Services, presided. Honored were Betty Francis, Indian Latin Rite; Vaclav […]