Month: January 2010

Hindu Heroine: Hema Konsotia

Hema Konsotia is a member of India’s lower-caste Dalit community, known by some as the “untouchables.” She is also a college graduate and union activist who works with Dalits, teaching skills and urging political involvement.In this Worldfocus program, I am reminded of the Vatican’s message to the Hindu world for the...

We Thought to Offer Spiritual Relief

I recently received an email from a friend of mine in the Philippines, Sr. Maria Delores. These sisters run a wonderful center and home for blind children in Quezon City. I had the privilege to be with them many times during my own work in the Philippines. Her letter...

Blood Coltan

Mobil phones, everyone owns one, indispensable in our modern lives. But what almost no one knows: in each one of these devices is blood. Because these small marvels of technology do not work without a metal named Coltan. The main source of this material lies in the Democratic Republic...

Please Help Haiti After the Devastating Earthquake

Tens of thousands of people were feared dead in Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, with many buried or trapped in demolished schools, hospitals and hillside shanties in the impoverished capital.  Benedict XVI is appealing for aid for victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti and killed the archbishop of the Port-au-Prince...
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