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Portland supports disabled children in Tanzania
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A student receives physical therapy at Huruma School, founded by an Oregon Catholic in 2004. The name means “compassion.”

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A student receives physical therapy at Huruma School, founded by an Oregon Catholic in 2004. The name means “compassion.”

A school for disabled youngsters in East Africa is working to sustain and improve its singular services. Huruma School for Children with Disabilities in Mwanza, Tanzania, has garnered support from Catholics in Portland since its founding in 2004. 

Bertha Haas, a retired educator and member of St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius, traveled to Tanzania in 2003 as part of her work as a Maryknoll lay missioner. She observed that local children who had disabilities or serious health problems did not do well in public schools. Haas, 75, collaborated with parents to establish an alternative providing intensive support for such children. The name, “Huruma,” is Swahili for “compassion.”  


Sunday, March 19, 2017
Local
Providence offers digital house calls

On a camping trip to northeast Washington, an Oregon man had a wound that was starting to look troublesome. Twenty miles from any clinic, he could have phoned an advice nurse to talk about the oozing injury. 

Better yet, he connected via video with his smart phone and showed his laceration to a medical pro to ask what he should do.  

 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017
One of first refugee families helped by Catholic Charities program a testament to the nonprofit's ongoing mission, efforts

Rosalia Redelsperger doesn’t remember a lot about living in Yugoslavia. Mostly she remembers leaving it in 1944.

The then-8-year-old Rosi Plechl and her family were awoken in the middle of the night and told to prepare their things. The German army would be escorting them out of the country at 9 a.m. It was October and the Yugoslav Partisans were taking back German-occupied territory. Germans who had settled in the country for hundreds of years were told to get out. More than 7,000 ethnic Germans were shot by Partisans, more than 48,000 died in Yugoslav concentration camps, and nearly 2,000 were abducted and sent to Soviet labor camps.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Portland supports disabled children in Tanzania

A school for disabled youngsters in East Africa is working to sustain and improve its singular services. Huruma School for Children with Disabilities in Mwanza, Tanzania, has garnered support from Catholics in Portland since its founding in 2004. 

Bertha Haas, a retired educator and member of St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius, traveled to Tanzania in 2003 as part of her work as a Maryknoll lay missioner. She observed that local children who had disabilities or serious health problems did not do well in public schools. Haas, 75, collaborated with parents to establish an alternative providing intensive support for such children. The name, “Huruma,” is Swahili for “compassion.”  



Sunday, March 19, 2017
Nation and World
U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States."



Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says
VATICAN CITY — Some 5 million people in South Sudan -- half of its total population -- are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
House bill's 'life protections' said laudable, other aspects 'troubling'
WASHINGTON — The inclusion of "critical life protections" in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid and tax credits, are "troubling" and "must be addressed" before the measure is passed, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee.

Monday, March 20, 2017
Pope Francis/Vatican
Make confession more available, God's heart is always open, pope says
Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don't ever put limited hours on the sacrament of reconciliation.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Nuncio: Evangelization, mercy, encounter mark pope's first four years
NEW YORK — Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis' papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said March 15.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Pope: Shady business deals that threaten jobs a 'grave sin'
VATICAN CITY — Employers who make business deals that threaten people's livelihood commit a sin that robs men, women and their families of their dignity, Pope Francis said.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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