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Editor’s Note: Father Joseph Beckman passed away on Monday, July 19. Funeral Arrangements are pending. This article appeared in our Bicentennial Edition. World War II veteran. Journalist. Advocate for the poor. World traveler. As he approaches his 100 birthday, Father Joseph Beckman, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s oldest living priest, reflects

by CNA Staff Miami, Fla., Jul 8, 2021 / 14:01 pm The administrator of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission for Haitians said Wednesday that the community is in shock and disbelief following the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s president. “People are in a state of disbelief and a state of

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jul 8, 2021 / 08:00 am Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of gunmen. “Hearing the news of the heinous assassination … His Holiness Pope Francis offers

by CNA Staff Denver Newsroom, Jun 27, 2021 / 05:15 am June 30 marks the 168th anniversary of the death of one of the most fascinating characters of American Catholicism: Pierre Toussaint, who was born a slave in Haiti, became a free man in New York, and died as the

Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2021 / 16:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Seven Catholic priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. The five priests and two nuns were abducted at Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince. According to local news, they were

When I was 19, I traveled to the poorest country on this side of the world. As a middle-class, Midwestern white-kid traveling to Haiti on a mission trip, I had strong faith and missionary zeal, but nothing could have prepared me for the kind of abject poverty I had only

CNA Staff, Jun 25, 2020 / 11:48 am MT (CNA).- Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has called for a moratorium on the United States’ deportation of Haitians during the coronavirus pandemic, warning that Haiti’s healthcare system is not prepared to manage a widespread coronavirus outbreak. “An ongoing surge of infection could

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CNS) — The Port-au-Prince Archdiocese continues to rebuild its ministries since the country’s 2010 earthquake, with dozens of programs underway and the construction of a transitional cathedral viewed as a major accomplishment. Archbishop Guire Poulard of Port-au-Prince said that while progress has

May 18, 2011 Recently, at the age of 89, Cincinnati priest Father Joseph Beckman was asked to make his 13th trip to Haiti since 1973. It has been a turbulent 17 months for the impoverished island nation, still recovering from a January 2010 earthquake that left 300,000 persons dead and

Friday, March 26, 2010 ARCHDIOCESE — Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati continue to respond to the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti with generosity, compassion and the desire to do more for our brothers and sisters in the impoverished nation.