- Feb 21, 2020
As identical twin sisters, Sister Judith and Sister Maristella Maldonado not only look exactly alike, but as members of the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, they dress alike, wearing that order’s white habit and black veil with white trim.
St. Francis Builds, a program based in St. Camillus Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Maryland continues to help Puerto Rico which is still suffering from last summer’s hurricanes.
The official tally of 64 deaths on the island of Puerto Rico attributed to 2017’s powerful Hurricane Maria has been disputed for some time, but in late May, a study in a respected scientific journal said that figure may have underestimated the island’s fatalities by the thousands.
Puerto Rican students who are studying at The Catholic University of America in Washington for the spring semester said that this opportunity not only gives them a reprieve from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, but allows them to pursue their dreams.
A judge in Puerto Rico has ordered officials to embargo the accounts of the island’s Catholic Church to ensure the payment of $4.7 million in teacher pensions.
Nearly 100 days after Hurricane Maria devastated much of the island of Puerto Rico, the head of Catholic Charities of New York describes the relief efforts as a “tale of two islands.”