Monthly Archives: January 2010

U.S. Army keeps order at the Petionville Club

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Army definitely has taken over the Petionville Club, a golf course overlooking the ruins of the Haitian capital. During a visit to the club to talk with some of the 50,000 people who now call … Continue reading

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In tent cities, residents live on will to survive

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The reality of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti grabbed hold today with the first visit into central Port-au-Prince. Not only was the destruction extensive – just about every building seemed to have significant damage – but … Continue reading

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CNS on the ground in Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Catholic News Service is now on the ground in Port-au-Prince preparing to cover the recovery efforts of thousands of relief workers who are trying their best to aid hundreds of thousands of injured and homeless earthquake victims. … Continue reading

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‘Judas left early too’

Father Michael Cooney, pastor of St. Peter Church in the Detroit suburb of Mount Clemens, has engaged in “a bit of Irish diplomacy,” as he calls it, to send a message to parishioners about a source of frustration for him … Continue reading

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Teens seek end to violence

Catholic teenagers in Chicago and Rochester, N.Y., say they are tired of the violence around them and are taking positive steps to try to end it. Recent stories from the Catholic New World and the Catholic Courier illustrate these efforts. In … Continue reading

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Slideshow of Haiti devastation

(Photos in above slideshow CNS/Reuters and CNS/Paul Jeffrey) Sam Lucero, editor of The Compass in Green Bay, Wis., who is one of the Catholic press’s most accomplished visual journalists, recently pulled together two slideshows showing the devastation in Haiti after … Continue reading

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42 arrested at Capitol while calling for closing Guantanamo prison

A campaign to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, escalated Jan. 21 with the arrest of 42 people at the U.S. Capitol. The protesters, members of the group Witness Against Torture, were calling attention to the lapsed one-year deadline … Continue reading

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