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Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Central American, Food, New York, Religion, Video October 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at questions of funding related to the city’s Free School Lunch for All program. Also covered is a campaign to educate Americans on the Sikh community, and a documentary on Mayan resistance in Guatemala.

Our Lady of Victories Parish in Jersey City, NJ (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Filipino Church in Jersey City Marks 100 Years

Immigration, Metro Area, Religion, Southeast Asian September 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

The congregation of Our Lady of Victories Parish, now made up primarily of Filipino immigrants, is holding a gala on Sept. 30 as part of a yearlong celebration of its centennial anniversary, writes Filipino Reporter.

The 41st Annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island (Screen shot via National Herald video)

A Weekend of Greek Festivals

Culture, Long Island, Religion, Staten Island, Western European September 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox churches on Staten Island and Long Island held Greek festivals over the weekend, reports The National Herald.

Wilfredo Benítez of the Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church photographed Morales-Guerra as she held her son. “I see Mary and the Christ child in this image,” he said. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Request Denied for Immigrant Living in Manhattan Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion August 31, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra’s request for asylum has been denied, reports Manhattan Times. The Guatemalan immigrant found refuge in an Upper Manhattan church.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Saga of Guadalupe Shrine Removal Gripped Community

Metro Area, Mexican, Religion August 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

The return of a tree stump with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe – after a shrine beloved by the Mexican community in Passaic was torn down by the New Jersey city – seems to put an end to a saga that has gripped the local community.

El Salvador's Cardinal Gregorio Rosa-Chávez, with a Salvadoran family in Uniondale, New York. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Cardinal’s Visit Buoys Salvadorans on LI

Central American, Immigration, Long Island, Religion August 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

La Tribuna Hispana chronicles the historic visit to Long Island of El Salvador’s cardinal, during which he spoke in churches, community centers and a prison.

This photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 22 shows plywood has been placed where statues stood on the facade of Our Lady of Loreto Church. (photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Demolition Begun at Our Lady of Loreto

Brooklyn, Housing, Real Estate, Religion August 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that demolition has begun on a historic church in Brownsville.

Father Tom Babiuch, from St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward, at mass, which used to be frequented by more than 50 Hispanic parishioners. (Photos via El Diario)

Lost Businesses and Empty Churches after ICE Raid Upstate

Business, Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Religion August 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

An ICE raid in upstate New York that took 28 undocumented immigrants resulted in the closing of the restaurant in which they worked and an atmosphere of panic that has left even local churches empty, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Aeilushi Mistry preparing to place lamps onto the East River at the Aarti Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn Bridge Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via BKLYNER)

A Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Religion, South Asian August 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Lamps were placed onto the East River during the annual Aarti Hindu Lamp Ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Aug. 5 hosted by artist Aeilushi Mistry, reports BKLYNER.

The statue of Our Lady of Loreto has been removed from its pedestal outside the church that shares her name, as this photo taken on Aug. 1 indicates. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Our Lady of Loreto Statue in Brownsville Removed

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European August 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm

The statue of the Our Lady of Loreto church in Brownsville has been removed, a move that does not bode well for preservationists of the century-old church that once served Italian immigrants, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The St. Irene Chrysovalantou procession in Astoria. (Photo by The Patriarchal Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou)

St. Irene Feast Day Marked in Astoria

Queens, Religion, Western European August 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

The revered St. Irene was remembered with a procession, a liturgy and other celebrations, The National Herald reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

First Wedding at Newly Restored Paterson Cathedral Is Hispanic 

Latino, Metro Area, Religion June 30, 2017 at 10:47 pm

On the same day Paterson’s Saint John the Baptist Cathedral reopened after being closed for renovation for 6 years, it also held its first wedding, of a Mexican-Peruvian couple that had met in that same church in 2009, Diario de México USA reports.

A stand with Polish food was among the most popular during the festival (Photo by Basia Sala-Maslanka)

Multicultural Ridgewood Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Demographics, Religion June 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

St. Aloysius Church in Ridgewood, built in 1892 by German immigrants, celebrated its 125th anniversary with an ethnic festival to reflect the multiethnic congregation it serves, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Temporary Hold Lifted on Demolition of Italian Church

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

After a judge removed a temporary ban on the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, preservationists staged a protest calling for the century-old Italian church to be saved, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Félix Cepeda at the start of his hunger strike. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese Defends Work With Immigrants in Response to Hunger Strike

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, Religion May 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

As activist Félix Cepeda stages a series of 24-hour hunger strikes urging the Archdiocese of New York to make its churches sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, Catholic Charities responded it has welcomed immigrants for centuries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.