Bishop: Haiti Focusing on Rebuilding Churches to Rebuild the Country

Bishop Pierre André Dumas said rebuilding his post-quake homeland of Haiti depends on repairing places of worship. “We put the focus on the rebuilding of the churches because, we think, that is how we rebuild the human being,” he said. “If you can rebuild the human being, spiritually, you can rebuild the country.”

Music, Quiet Prayer, Heartfelt Petitions Offered for Haiti, Afghanistan

A candlelight service at St. Francis of Assisi Church Aug. 23 offered uplifting music, quiet prayer and heartfelt petitions for those struggling in the chaos of Haiti and Afghanistan. The event incorporated Scripture, silent reflection, musical response and prayer.

Quake Latest Barrier to Vaccine Distribution in Haiti, But ‘Hope on the Horizon’

Of the 500,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to reach Haiti so far, only about 5%, have been injected into people’s arms. The Aug. 14 earthquake gets a lot of blame for that, but the assassination of Haiti’s president and a hesitancy among people to get their shots have also delayed the distribution, health officials said.

Diocese Has Deep Connections to Haitian-Americans, Immigrants

The Diocese of Brooklyn has the second highest population of Haitian-Americans and immigrants in the U.S. The diocese’s mobilization to help quake-ravaged Haiti stems from the solid bond between the long-suffering nation and the Roman Catholic Church.