Saving Lives with Medical Care

In today’s high-tech world, it’s hard to imagine that millions of poor people around the world lack access to even basic health care facilities. For families in developing countries, stocked pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals might be dozens of miles away, and even if facilities are nearby the poor usually can’t afford their services anyway. What’s ...

Celebrating Biblical Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poetry and its ability to impact how we understand the world. Started by the Academy of American Poets, this national celebration aims to draw attention of the art of poetry and commemorate the past and present poetry that’s influenced our culture. It’s probably safe to say ...

God’s creation in full bloom

We didn’t mark its official passing on the blog last month, but spring is upon us as of a few weeks ago! Time for farmers to think about spring planting, children to begin dreaming about summer vacation, and parents to plan a family afternoon outdoors. It’s wonderful to see God’s creation in full bloom! Spring ...

Political Change in Haiti

“Tet Kale” is a Creole phrase with a double meaning: “shaved head” and “all the way.” But as the campaign slogan of Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, Haiti’s president-elect, it also implies a third meaning – change. A preliminary vote count this week handed Martelly a clear 68 percent majority, setting him on course to become ...

Rising Food Prices

In case you haven’t already noticed, prices at the grocery store have been going up in the last few months. Food prices worldwide are on the rise this year for a number of reasons, including natural disasters in Russia, Argentina, and Australia, droughts in China, and sky-rocketing oil prices resulting from recent conflicts in the ...

What a Difference a Meal Makes

Since education paves a path out of poverty, we’re glad to help poor children make the most of their time in school. Especially when just getting to school is half the battle. Take the kids in rural Aripiaco, Guyana, for instance. Fr. Javier Correa recently took a few of us up river by speedboat to ...