Quakes Affect Local Parishioners

The earthquakes that hit Puerto Rico on Jan. 6 and 7 and last weekend have shaken those in the Diocese of Brooklyn with roots on the island, as well as those who once lived in Brooklyn or Queens.

Residents Fear What May Come Next After Quakes, Archbishop Says

Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan lives on the northern part of the island, which was spared most of the worst effects of the quakes. But on a Jan. 10 visit to the island’s southern region in the Diocese of Ponce – what he could see of it – the damage was much worse.

On Two-Year Anniversary of Maria, Protesters Call for Climate Action

While more than 60,000 mostly young people rallied in lower Manhattan to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, environmental and social activists gathered at a nearby branch of Banco Santander on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria to reflect on the threat of climate change and on becoming homeless because of a natural disaster.

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.