POPE MASS SUNDAY WORD OF GOD

Pope Confers Ministries of Lector, Catechist on Lay Women and Men

Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing the Gospel, Pope Francis formally installed eight men and women in the ministry of lector and eight others in the ministry of catechist.

U.S. DELEGATION STAND WITH PAPAL NUNCIO INSIDE DESTROYED HAITI CATHEDRAL

Only In Print: Haiti’s 12 Years of Turmoil

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 15 miles southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, killing over 300,000 people, destroying more than 250,000 homes and 30,000 commercial buildings, and causing over $8 billion in damage.

12 Years Later; Haiti ‘Worse Than Before’

Marcus Garcia was about to record an editorial at his Port-au-Prince radio station on Jan. 12, 2010, when the ground began to shake. It stopped moments later. Having never experienced an earthquake before, he thought that was it.

FIGHTING CONFLICT ARMENIA AZERBAIJAN

Armenian-American Leaders Urge Biden To Withhold Military Aid To Azerbaijan

Armenian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the federal government to cease military aid to Azerbaijan until it stops harassing Christians and destroying Christian sites in areas under its control. The persecution was supposed to have ended, the leaders say, with a 2020 ceasefire in a conflict between the two states.

Catholics Are Urged to Help Reverse Crippling Legacy of 2010 Haiti Quake

The 30,000 Haitian refugees who surged across the U.S.-Mexico border last summer fled an earthquake back home, but not the one that hit their homeland a few weeks earlier. The plight of these people actually began on Jan. 12, 2010 following an even more devastating quake near Port-au-Prince.