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Wednesday, 13 January 2010 22:13

Church loses in Haiti

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The US Catholic Mission Association sent out the following news on Haiti:

A follow-up email can be read by clicking on "Read more…"

We have just received terrible news from Haiti.

In addition to the massive property destruction from the earthquake, the church lost our archbishop there and - so far - over 100 priests.

We are having a special noon Mass today for them.

This is the worst earthquake reported in Haiti in over 200 years.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010 15:24

News from Renate

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We just received the following news from Renate Schneider. Those who know Renate know she has worked in Haiti. As you can read below, she has recently returned from there. We will keep you posted on anything else Renate might share.

Dear Friends,

I arrived in Chicago at one o'clock this morning. 45 minutes after my plane took off from Port au Prince, the earthquake happened. I am fine but devastated by the events. I was going to write a very positive report about my trip, mentioning many areas where progress can be measured, and now this. There had been progress made on infrastructures, roads were being repared and security was much improved. And then this. Neeedless to say I am devastated. I have been unable to get news from friends in Haiti, but even Jacmel, a seaside town has been hit, buildings collapsed and so far about 30 people died there which is quite a distance from PAP. As I know more I will let you know.

Let's stay strong and in prayer for the people of Haiti.


Ya se encuentra No Tan Lejos del Horizonte de enero y febrero de 2010. Se puede leer lo aquí.

Se puede bajarlo en forma de PDF aquí: icon Not Tan Lejos del Horizonte 2010 01 02

Tuesday, 22 December 2009 16:12

Job opening at Pax Christi USA

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Pax Christi USA is searching for the right person to direct our Washington, D.C. office. The position is Director-Washington, D.C. office of Pax Christi USA. For more information on this opening, click here.{jcomments off}
On December 8, the Vatican published the message of Pope Benedict XVI for the celebration of the World Day of Peace. We encourage you to read the message and perhaps use is as a reflection point for a Chapter meeting. Click on "Read more" to read the message.

The November/December edition of Not So Far Afield is now available on line.

You may read it online here.

You may icon download a PDF version here.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 21:27

Report on USCMA 2009 Conference

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USCMA Conference LogoMaryknoll Affiliates Matt Rousso and Jim Huck (New Orleans) did a workshop at this Conference. Maryknoll Affiliate Rachel Tomas Morgan (South Bend) and I were also there.

Over 200 missioners from the United States gather in New Orleans for National US Catholic Mission Association Conference. The 2009 Mission Conference: Behold I Create a New Heaven and New Earth: Seeing Mission with New Eyes was attended by over 200 participants from all over the US!  All who gathered in New Orleans were able to celebrate the life of mission and their own commitment to support their missionaries and to recall their own life in mission.

The Conference was sponsored by the US Catholic Mission Association located in Washington DC.  The US Catholic Mission Association has convened the Annual Mission conference since 1980. Members of the association and people interested in exploring the on-going trends of mission in the world and the US are invited and encouraged to attend.  This year’s conference had a very distinctive flavor due in large part to the warmth and hospitality of our site and Mission Office partners in New Orleans, LA.

Monday, 19 October 2009 13:09

Videos of Miguel D'Escoto

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Maryknoll Affiliate Bill Ofenloch pointed out three videos on YouTube of Miguel D'Escoto MM critiquing the UN after his time as President of the UN General Assembly. Click on "Read more" to view the videos.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009 23:41

Adventurous Nurses Changing Lives

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Guatemala in my bloodFormer Maryknoll Lay Missioner Elizabeth Desimone has recently had a book published: Guatemala in my blood: How nursing in remote villages revolutionized my life. The book is available from You can also read more on her own website, Jungle Nursing.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 17:36

Fighting Poverty to Build Peace

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Recently, the New Orleans Chapter read the article from America Magazine Fighting Poverty to Build Peace by the Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, bishop of Albany. We also encourage you to read this article and perhaps use it for a reflection piece in your Chapter.
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