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.