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.

Meeting Life’s Brokenness With The Love Of Christ

Greetings from sunny central Puerto Rico! I covered a week-long mission trip to Aibonito with a large group of young adults and youth from the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns’ Youth Ambassador Program.

Bayside Parish Plants Seeds in Nicaragua

Fifteen missioners, under the guidance of Margaret Brower, arrived Nov. 7 in Nicaragua. Each member had paid his or her own airfare and the team had raised more than $49,000 for the mission.

Local Schools Honored For Donations to The Missions

St. Bernadette’s School in Dyker Heights and St. Sebastian’s School in Woodside were among the schools honored on Mission Sunday at a Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn.

Missions Have Universal Appeal

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Last week, we celebrated the Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, one of the early Bishops of the Church who was ordained a bishop by the Apostles themselves. He was born in the Year 50 in Syria, and he died in Rome sometime after the Year 100 as a Martyr