Heaven Is the Treasure We Seek

At this very moment, I am penning this article from the city of Jerusalem. I, along with two other priests, and 40 pilgrims from the Diocese of Brooklyn are walking in the footsteps of our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ through the cities of Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

On Pilgrimage to Rome and Holy Land

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, It is my pleasure to provide you with a report on our diocesan pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy to Assisi, Rome and the Holy Land, including Galilee and Jerusalem. The itinerary was a wonderful one to celebrate the Year of Mercy because all of the sites we visited did give the pilgrims insight into the mercy of God.

Holy Land Cuisine: Palestinian Chef Expresses Catholic Identity Through Cooking

When he was a child, Bassem Hazboun loved helping his mother prepare French delicacies in their Bethlehem, West Bank, kitchen. Today Chef Hazboun, 39, is the head of the culinary arts program at Dar al-Kalima University’s College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem, which helps youth in the Holy Land hone skills in arts and culture.

Muslims Respect History Of Revered Sacred Site

It’s quiet and dark in the cavernous gallery above Jesus’ burial place. Raed Khalil and his team of trained restorers have been methodically cleaning off centuries of soot and dirt from 39 ancient mosaics and two carved marble pieces.

Little Town of Bethlehem A Tough Sell These Days

Though the Christmas tree was lit in Bethlehem’s Nativity Square, few tourists are visiting the holy sites – or souvenir shops – this Christmas season because of the recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Eye-Opening Pilgrimage To the Holy Land

This summer, I was chosen to participate in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip was sponsored by the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Pope’s Holy Land Visit Continues the Dialogue

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America welcomed the May 25 meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem.