CRS Egan Fellows Announced – Will Travel to Syria

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As a recipient of last year’s Egan Journalism Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services, I know firsthand what an amazing experience the newly announced Egan Fellows will enjoy. I thought I’d share today’s announcement from CRS and invite you to pray not only for these four journalists who will travel to Syria, but also for writers [Read More...]

@TheAtlantic Looks at Post-Genocidal Health Trends in #Rwanda

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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 In my ongoing look at the Rwanda twenty years after the genocide, I looked today at the article “This Is Resilience” which appeared on April 4th [Read More...]

“We forgive because we know God is so forgiving”

Survivor Viviane N'Habimana with perpetrator Boniface Hakizimana at the Community Healing and Reconciliation Program in Rugango Parish in Butare Diocese, Rwanda. The five year project (2008-2012) helped improve social cohesion among Rwandans facing the consequences of the 1994 genocide. Catholic Relief Services implemented the project in partnership with the Peace and Justice Commission of the Catholic Church of Rwanda and five dioceses. It promoted the use of non-violent conflict management, community healing approaches, peace values and reconciliation. Over 37,000 volunteers and 300 priests and religious leaders were targeted to debate and reflect on challenges and strategies of achieving reconciliation in Rwanda. The CRS Egan Fellowship 2013 journalists visited the village during their trip to Rwanda in October 2013, to listen to and share the participants stories.

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 Today, I want to point you to a beautiful article by my friend Helen Blakesley. Helen is the CRS regional information officer for West and Central Africa. [Read More...]

Rwanda: Reuters’ Take on the 20th

People follow the proceedings of the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, in Kigali

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 I thought it would be interesting as a part of this series to see how Monday’s 20th anniversary commemoration of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali was handled [Read More...]

Why Did It Take So Long?

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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 This video is a bit old — it was uploaded to Youtube on December 19, 2008. I’m sharing it today, because the rawness of Immaculée Ilibagiza testifies [Read More...]

USCCB: Haiyan Funds to Be Split between Relief & Reconstruction

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Just released from the USCCB: USCCB Committee Votes on Distribution of Funds from Special Collection for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan; Proceeds to be Split Evenly for Immediate Humanitarian Relief and Long-Term Church Reconstruction Needs April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON—Members of the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee ratified a recommendation to evenly distribute the proceeds of the special [Read More...]

Pope Francis and Rwanda

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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

Open tombs of victims at the Rwandan Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda.

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...]

Get “Quenched” with Catholic Vitamins

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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...]

Horror in Central African Republic Needs to Wake Us Up

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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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