I first met Gia Chacon at the 2019 March for Life. She’s a dynamic young woman dedicated to raising awareness of the growing crisis of Christian persecution worldwide.

At that time, her work and her organization, For the Martyrs, were taking shape. …


From sheltering homeless youth to being the birthplace of Grassroots Films, St. Francis House is the crown jewel of Greenpoint.

St. Francis House founder, Fr. Benedict Groeschel and director, Joe Campo

“Brooklyn? There’s no way I’m going to Brooklyn!” exclaimed a reluctant Joe Campo to a very persistent Fr. Benedict Groeschel, “Oh come on, Joe, just take a look and tell…


FIELD NOTES 09/27/2021 — Harrisburg, PA

I didn’t know what to do.

I had just wrapped up coverage of the 1st Annual March for Martyrs in Washington, DC, when a fellow photographer asked me. “Are you covering the March for Life in Harrisburg on Monday?” …


“Have you ever curated an exhibition before?”

If you had asked me three months ago, my answer would have been an awkward “no.”

In my defense, having worked for an eternity as a photo editor and Art Director I should be up for the task.

But the short answer would…


A peek at some previously unpublished photos…and a little story…

When I got in that training accident in July, one of the first thoughts that came to mind was the assignments that I’d miss.

Not that I had seven broken ribs, broken clavicle, or broken nose … but that I’d…


A story of Divine Providence: Read why the church in the shadow of the World Trade Center was there at all.

In 1785 when the cornerstone was set for what would be the first parish church in New York State, the builders would have been staggered at the role it…


Love in the face of hate, courage in the face of fear, and mercy despite the cost

[New York, NY Saturday, June 12, 2021 — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.]

At 8:06am, what began as a peaceful Saturday morning ended abruptly as a crowd…


From the humble cabins where Catholics worshipped in the earliest days arose some of the most iconic architectural marvels in the Western Hemisphere

St. Ignatius Loyola Church at 980 Park Ave.

It’s doubtful that when St. Isaac Jogues celebrated the first known Mass in New York City — for a congregation made up of a whopping two other…


The RMS Titanic resting in her slipway in Belfast Harbor around in late 1911 a few months before her sea trials | © Public Domain

The little known story of St. Mother Cabrini’s last transatlantic crossing.

They would be disappointed of course. They wanted to see her one more time before she left for New York. They were also working to secure passage for her, Sister Antony, and Sister Mary aboard this grand new ship…


Lewis Hines | Museum of the City of New York with permission

Overcoming violent anti-Catholicism, poverty, and gangs, the Sisters of Charity opened the doors of opportunity to generations of immigrants.

The narrow hallways of 32 Prince Street in Lower Manhattan silently echo with the stories of an age gone by: the long lost voices of orphan children clamoring in the small…

Jeffrey Bruno

Jeffrey Bruno is an award winning photojournalist and creative director specializing in the mission and beauty of the Catholic Church around the globe.

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