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In one of the poorest parts of Lebanon, the Church sustains body and soul

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“For around two years we have been going through a terrible economic crisis in Lebanon. The people are desperate, they need everything. Food, electricity, medicine, milk, at every level they need things to be able to survive.#

ACN calls for day of prayer for Myanmar on February 1, coup anniversary

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ACN wants to remember the dead and intercede for the innocent civilian population, especially for internally displaced persons, including children, women, elderly, and the sick.

In Lebanon, economic crisis threatens closure of Catholic hospital

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The hospital is in desperate need for money to pay its staff, feed its patients, buy expensive drugs, the prices of which have more than tripled due to the devaluation of the Lebanese pound.

Bishops of Kazakhstan request prayers for peace in the country

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“On Sunday, after the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis spoke about the incidents in Kazakhstan. He entrusted Kazakhstan to the protection of Our Lady Queen of Peace of Oziornoje.”

‘Be quiet so that God may defend you’—kidnapped sister is free at last

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As regards the suffering, she often remembered the teachings of her order’s foundress, the Blessed Caridad Brader, “Be quiet so that God may defend you,”

No Christmas lights for Aleppo, but hope is in big supply

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“I thought it was done, destroyed, how could it be restored? It took a lot of effort, and slowly, slowly, the Lord gave us the grace of giving us a new Christmas.”

Mozambique: a story of sorrow and salvation in Pemba

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“After two weeks, we found the body already decomposing. The head was hanging from a pole with the body lying next to it. Full of fear, we dug a grave while one person stood as a lookout.”

Lebanon: ‘I became a refugee, just like the Child Jesus’

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““They attacked us with guns, although we were completely defenseless. They killed 15 young people and burned down five houses. Everybody fled. We ran, along with everybody else, not taking anything with us except the clothes on our backs. We ran out of our homes and fled.”

7000 rosaries for the children of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains—a gift to Mary!

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“The kids were excited when they came to pick up their rosary. Then they all, about 90, gathered on the altar to pray a decade.”

Why build a church among the poorest in Pemba, Mozambique?

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“A context of extreme poverty, poor housing for many, and the irrefutable lack of basic services to live with dignity is clearly a challenge that can trump other dubious needs, such as a church.”

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