Let’s Calm Down

This past week, President Donald J. Trump, along with a coalition of world leaders, including the United Kingdom and France, took military action against the violence of Bashar al-Assad’s regime on its own people in Syria.

Syrian Catholic Leaders Criticize Bombing by US

Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4.

Vatican Houses More Syrian Refugee Families

The first three refugee families from Syria welcomed by the Vatican left their temporary homes to start their new lives in Italy, and three new families took their places in Vatican apartments.

Pope Makes Another Plea to Assad

Cardinal Mario Zenari, the papal nuncio to Syria, met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and brought a letter from Pope Francis with an appeal “for an end to the violence” and for a “peaceful resolution of hostilities.”

Dr. King’s Legacy: a Movement of Welcoming

Parishioners and clergy in Brooklyn and Queens gathered to observe the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Jan. 18.

Pope Backs UN Road Map to Peace in Syria

Pope Francis endorsed a recent U.N. resolution on peace in Syria and expressed “deep appreciation” to the international community for reaching an agreement.

Welcome the Strangers

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we begin the Advent season, we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has used the term “Flesh of Christ” in several ways to describe the poor, and, in particular, the refugees in our world who today are more numerous than ever.