New Orleans’ Haitian Catholics gather to mourn and to hope
Jan 23 2010
NEW ORLEANS – Haitian Catholics in New Orleans, many of whom lost loved ones in the cataclysmic earthquake that rocked the impoverished nation Jan. 12, gathered for Mass Jan. 15 at St. Katharine Drexel Church, seeking to support each other emotionally and spiritually and exchanging the latest bits of precious information.
Tips to help Social Security treat others with kindness, respect
Jan 21 2010
This is a true story.
A couple of weeks ago I went to the Social Security Office on West Road in Towson to apply for Social Security and Medicare. I was told that I had to apply a few months before or after my 65th birthday on March 1. (Subsequently I have learned that I can wait until I actually retire at age 70 before I apply.)
Estevez’s latest film about a father’s journey along Way of St. James
Dec 27 2009
WASHINGTON - Actor and director Emilio Estevez, once a member of the 1980s “Brat Pack” of young Hollywood stars, is as of late a director, most recently of “The Way,” which stars his father, Martin Sheen. The movie deals with a man (Sheen) who completes a walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain - the Way of St. James - after his son dies midway through the journey.
Families, church come to terms with autism
Dec 17 2009
As infants, Donald and Jack Hemling were developmentally delayed. By the time the boys were 15 months old, their parents - Caroline and Henry - had them tested. They were six months behind where they should have been.
Successful inclusion of abortion ban spells success for health bill
Nov 09 2009
WASHINGTON - In the end, the successful battle to include strict language prohibiting funding for abortions, led by pro-life congressional Democrats with the strong support of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is what made the difference in the Nov. 7 House vote to pass a sweeping health care reform bill.
Political unrest drags down Honduran economy
Oct 24 2009
COPAN RUINAS, Honduras – Oscar Garcia used to sell 100 pounds of tomatoes every day in the municipal market of this colonial town near the Guatemalan border. Since the June 28 ouster of President Manuel Zeyala, Garcia sells just 40 pounds of tomatoes and has to moonlight as a hotel security guard to support his family.
USCCB, CHA officials encouraged about Obama’s address on health care
Sep 10 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s pledge to continue the ban on the use of federal funds for abortion and to maintain conscience protections for health care workers in any health reform legislation was welcomed by two officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the president of the Catholic Health Association.