Pope Francis and Rwanda

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH Since going to Rwanda with CRS last year, I’ve often pondered what might have been done differently to avoid the bloodshed of the genocide. Certainly, [Read More...]

Remembering Rwanda Twenty Years Later for 100 Days

I should have written this post yesterday. I used busyness as my excuse. As is usual these days, I was in transit. In reality, I probably could have made the time. But I decided not to, at a certain point intentionally choosing that I would blog about the commemoration of the twenty years since the [Read More...]

Kerry Weber Remembers Rwanda 20 Years Later in “Shadowed by Tragedy”

Twenty years ago today, the Rwandan genocide began, taking the lives of approximately 800,000 souls — my friend Kerry Weber has a special article today at America Magazine which recaps much of what we saw and learned on our trip with Catholic Relief Services. Be sure to click through and view the many photo galleries that [Read More...]

Unpacking #RECongress Part Four: Dr. Carolyn Woo

Sarah Reinhard and me with Dr. Carolyn Woo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Relief Services

In continuing to share the experience of attending this year’s Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress, today’s post will underscore that MY Congress this year was less a chance to learn from the wonderful workshops, and more a series of treasured moments with some of the greatest role models I could hope to meet in [Read More...]

Learn about the “Water for the World” Act Today

When I blogged earlier today about the drought situation and our Lenten prayers, I had no idea about the following online discussion that is happening TODAY in just less than an hour. If you’re free – be sure to check it out! I’ll include the full press release below for your information. Please join Catholic [Read More...]

My Lenten Prayer and Fasting Amidst California’s Drought

My Lenten prayer and fasting this year has included a new focus since the March 7th release of the following press release from Sacramento’s Bishop Jaime Soto. While the rest of the country has been struck by the “polar vortex”, we here in the Central Valley of California are literally begging God for rain and [Read More...]

Get “Quenched” with Catholic Vitamins

I’m so blessed by my good friends Deacon Tom and Dee Fox. Their wonderful podcast Catholic Vitamins is a “must-listen” gift which features not only the holy deacon and his wife, but also a full cast of other spirit-filled voices. I was very honored to be a recent guest on their Catholic Vitamins Q Quench [Read More...]

Msgr Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, Condemns Attacks on Muslims in CAR

New out from Caritas International and Vatican Radio is a broad-ranging interview conversation with Msgr Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui and Caritas Central African President. In the February 18 discussion, the Archbishop strongly condemns the rising tide of violence: One group has decided to take revenge. They’re mainly young people. They have seen their villages burnt [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/09/14 — The Sunday Coast to Coast Edition

If you’re paying attention to this little space on the web, you’ll note that I’ve been largely absent this week. Since Sweet Tweets was published last Friday, I’ve traveled eight hours by car to San Diego with my husband Greg to join him at a medical conference, and then flown across country to join a [Read More...]

Horror in Central African Republic Needs to Wake Us Up

Sorry, but I’m about to rock your pleasant Saturday. Since I returned from my trip to Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services, I read the news headlines with a new type of intensity. It seems I can no longer sip my dark roast while I flip through the news on my iPad, and then go about [Read More...]


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