Many churches still struggle to rebuild from the 2021 earthquake in Haiti, but escalating gang violence is turning the situation from “bad to worse,” church leaders say. Nevertheless, they believe hope is alive in Haiti.
Diversity Lines the Walls at Church of St. Francis Xavier
Ahead of the Sunday, June 12, 11:30 a.m. Mass at The Church of St. Francis Xavier, Ann Harris Jacobs spent time appreciating the 12 newly unveiled portraits of diverse saints and holy people that lined the church walls, and the newfound sense of welcoming that came with them.
Only In Print: Church of St. Francis Xavier Updates Its Look to Reflect Its Parishioners
Kristen Beckles has been attending Mass at the Church of St. Francis Xavier for eight years and loves almost everything about it — except that when she looks at the statues and paintings of saints displayed around the church, she never sees any that resembles her.
Haitian Catholics Lament Assassination of President But Hope for Best
In the Diocese of Brooklyn, Haitian Catholics renew pleas for peace and prayer a week after the July 7 assassination of president Jovenel Moïse in their long-suffering homeland.