Tag: Caritas

Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

| David Agren | September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Members of a Catholic youth group were shot at and robbed as they transported earthquake relief to southern Mexico, leaving two volunteers hospitalized. Another volunteer was sexually assaulted.

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Mexicans respond to quake with generosity, concern about politicians

Mexicans respond to quake with generosity, concern about politicians

| David Agren | September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donations from Caritas chapters across Mexico started streaming into affected areas after an earthquake rocked central Mexico Sept. 19, claiming more than 300 lives, leveling homes and churches and leaving thousands homeless.

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Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed.

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In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

| Dale Gavlak | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump’s executive action banning their entry to the U.S. until further notice.

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New Caritas report sets out building blocks for more-just Europe

New Caritas report sets out building blocks for more-just Europe

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Europe’s top Catholic charitable agency has published a “road map for social justice and equality,” urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.

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Franciscan convent to shelter refugees

Franciscan convent to shelter refugees

| Carol Glatz | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A medieval Franciscan convent near Assisi, Italy, opened its doors once again to offer refugees shelter and assistance.

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Sister’s last stand: CSJ turns 90, keeps serving at hospital

Sister’s last stand: CSJ turns 90, keeps serving at hospital

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Turning 85 meant semi-retirement for Sister Ann Michele Jadlowski, a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Having just turned 90, she continues to care for people at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, founded by her order, but sees the need to invite Catholics to share in the mission.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Many Lebanese families have welcomed Syrian families into their own homes. They’re not relatives, they’re just people in need, and they’ve been welcomed. But the welcome is wearing thin.”
— Hessen Sayah, project manager for Syrian refugees for Caritas Lebanon, the local church’s charitable agency, on the flood of refugees fleeing to Lebanon to escape Syria’s civil war

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