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.

Celebrating America in US Territory

A group of young Catholic leaders from Brooklyn and Queens celebrated the Fourth of July in Puerto Rico while helping with the reconstruction of the island still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

In Solidarity, Local Catholic Youth Embrace Puerto Rico

Thirty-plus members of the Brooklyn Diocese’s Vicariate of Black Catholic Concern’s (VBCC) ambassador program arrived in Puerto Rico on July 1. Some of the members were out-of-state college students, and some, like Rajae Clarke, were returning to serve alongside their fellow youth ambassadors as alums of the program.

Puerto Rico Is Getting Back on Its Feet, But Long Road Remains

Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron’s first thought was about the monks who teach at his school, Benedictine-run San Antonio Abad School and Abbey in Humacao.

Puerto Rico Rises with Help from Catholics Care

Last week I accompanied 14 volunteers from Catholics Care, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s disaster recovery team, to aid in the hurricane devastated area of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.

Caring About Puerto Rico

Catholics Care volunteers, including members of the staff of DeSales Media Group, arrived in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, April 22.

United States: A Beacon of Hope

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

My recent visit to Puerto Rico with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, to show solidarity, and offer assistance and support to Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan and the other bishops of Puerto Rico brought home to me again memories of past visits to areas which experienced natural disasters.