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  • U.S. extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians for six months

    U.S. extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians for six months

    • May 24, 2017

    Catholic leaders in the U.S. have expressed their support for the decision of prolonging the Temporary Protected Status program for Haitians until at least January. The decision affects more than 58,000 Haitians in the U.S. who will have an opportunity to stay in the country after a powerful earthquake leveled their homeland in 2010. The worry is what will happen after the six month extension ends.

  • Haitians mix Catholicism, Voodoo in Good Friday prayers for hope

    Haitians mix Catholicism, Voodoo in Good Friday prayers for hope

    • Apr 15, 2017

    At a hilltop crucifix in struggling Haiti, some people held out passports, pleading for visas, or dog-eared photos of sick relatives. Others prayed for a loving relationship or a steady job while carrying beeswax candles and rosary beads, in an annual ceremony that blends traditional Catholic devotion with elements of Voodoo, a religion that evolved in the 17th century when colonists brought slaves to Haiti from West Africa.

  • Catholics bring health care to poverty-stricken Haiti

    Catholics bring health care to poverty-stricken Haiti

    • Mar 28, 2017

    Cooperation between the bishops’ conference, the ministry of health and the community helped create a new hospital in Haiti’s Southern coast. The facility provides health care to the area’s population already struggling with poverty and malnutrition.