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.

Franciscan Friars at Southern Border

Five Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn discovered that when they wore those official-looking clothes for a day in early August during a trip they made to a shelter in El Paso, Texas. They were helping immigrants who had just been in ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody.

Labor Day and Welcoming Immigrants

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,Who will kill our chickens or dress our beef? Perhaps this seems a strange question for us on the East Coast, since we are so far away from the processing centers for the chicken we love to buy so cheaply and the beef that today is a bit more expensive.

A Church of Immigrants

Last Saturday, as the St. Patrick’s Parade filled Fifth Avenue with the music of bagpipes and marching bands, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, greeted the crowd from the sidewalk in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. It was a symbolic image – two descendants of Irish and Italian immigrants as the leaders of the Catholic Church in the greatest city of the world.