• Families are touched as more people donate organs

    Families are touched as more people donate organs

    • May 31, 2017

    Nearly 118,000 people in the United States are waiting for a transplant, and more than 20 people die every day waiting for a suitable organ. The odds are long for most who are awaiting organs. Each year, the number of people on the waiting list grows, while only about 2 percent of donated organs can be used. Pope Francis has called the act of organ donation “a testimony of love for our neighbor.”

  • Ministers lend an ear to those dealing with hardships

    Ministers lend an ear to those dealing with hardships

    • May 31, 2017

    Anne Donahue is one of an estimated 40 Stephen ministers at Sacred Heart, which is one of 130 congregations in the state that have adopted the Christian support program. For the last three years, Donahue and others have been paired up with people who long for another person to talk to. Many of these care receivers have lost a spouse or a child, have endured a divorce or are suffering from a debilitating illness. Stephen ministers meet, typically weekly, with the care receivers and listen to their concerns.

  • Hungary signs accord with archbishop to support Iraqi clinic

    Hungary signs accord with archbishop to support Iraqi clinic

    • May 30, 2017

    Hungary will be donating more than half a million dollars to Saint Joseph’s Clinic in Iraq, which caters mainly to persecuted Christians in the area who have fled their homes in Mosul after ISIS forces took the city in 2014.