Category: Those in Need

Christians in Pakistan “Oppressed, Repressed and Depressed”
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Christians in Pakistan “Oppressed, Repressed and Depressed”

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The outlook for Christians in Pakistan is bleak according to the country’s Catholic leader, who described how Shahbaz Bhatti’s death has robbed minority groups of a “great leader” and left them feeling “oppressed, repressed and depressed.” Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore said the murder of the Federal Minister for Minorities showed how extremist religious parties […]

Solidarity Can Transform the World
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Solidarity Can Transform the World

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The Lenten season is full of discussion about sacrifice, what it means and how it connects you and me to the selflessness that is at the center of our commitment to Christ. Consider what Pope Benedict XVI said in his Lenten message this year about fasting and the other sacrifices we make for Lent: By […]

Rebuilding the Church in Haiti
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Rebuilding the Church in Haiti

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A Haitian bishop has spoken about his plans to rebuild both his earthquake-shattered cathedral and the broken lives of the people in his diocese. Speaking during a visit to the international headquarters of Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Launay Saturné of Jacmel described his calling to bring the love of […]

From Rubble to Reconstruction
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From Rubble to Reconstruction

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A few months ago, a group of neighbors representing some 40 families in the Port-au-Prince community of Delmas 62 banded together and knocked on the door of Catholic Relief Services’ office in Delmas 81 to ask for help. Displaced from their homes after the earthquake, they were living in a nearby camp and wanted to […]

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