- Jul 9, 2020
As Hurricane Matthew pounds Haiti, leaving more than 300 dead and thousands injured, Pope Francis has written to console those who’ve lost a loved one, assuring Haiti of his prayers and spiritual closeness, and entrusting the country to the protection of Mary.
First responders and NGO aid workers in Haiti are assessing the damage from Hurricane Matthew even as they scrambled to deliver food, water and shelter materials to communities isolated by washed-out bridges and blocked roads.
A new documentary of a remarkable Haitian priest, Father Joseph Philippe, says that over a long career of mission, he spends part of almost every day arguing with God. “I want him to hurry up!” Philippe said. Otherwise, he added, “he gets an ‘I,’ for incomplete.”
While Pope Francis was declaring Mother Teresa a saint in Rome, another strong-willed nun who exemplified her spirit, Sister Isabel Sola Matas, was being killed in Haiti after giving her life in service to some of the world’s poorest people.
ROME — On the five-year anniversary of a mammoth earthquake that left 100,000 to 300,000 people dead in Haiti, laying waste to what was already one of the poorest nations in the world, Pope Francis met participants in a Vatican conference on rebuilding on Saturday and told them much remains
HARTFORD, Conn. – A suspended Jesuit priest who was once Fairfield University’s chaplain is accused in a new lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenager a decade ago in Haiti at a now-defunct charity school, whose founder is serving a prison sentence for molesting boys. A lawyer for the 26-year-old plaintiff