Claretian Missionaries provide hope in Haiti

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Just one day after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the Claretian Missionaries religious order in Santo Domingo assembled a convoy to head into the destruction and assist their fellow Claretians and the community they serve in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The group was led by Claretian Father Hector Cuadrado, the major superior of the order's Antilles Province, which includes Haiti.


Claretian Missionaries provide hope in Haiti

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Just one day after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the Claretian Missionaries religious order in Santo Domingo assembled a convoy to head into the destruction and assist their fellow Claretians and the community they serve in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The group was led by Claretian Father Hector Cuadrado, the major superior of the order's Antilles Province, which includes Haiti.


Catholic workers: How you can get to work

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Inspired by the people featured in our Catholic workers story, but still can't think of where you might want to get involved? The U.S. Catholic editors are here to help. We've compiled a list of different ways any old average Catholic can put their faith to work.

Already a regular volunteer? We'd love to hear about what you're doing in our comment section!


Catholic workers: How you can get to work

Meghan Murphy-Gill| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice

Inspired by the people featured in our Catholic workers story, but still can't think of where you might want to get involved? The U.S. Catholic editors are here to help. We've compiled a list of different ways any old average Catholic can put their faith to work.

Already a regular volunteer? We'd love to hear about what you're doing in our comment section!


Donald Douglas: Providing health care for the uninsured

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For nearly 40 years gastroenterologist Donald Douglas of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania practiced medicine in the traditional way. He worked in comfortable medical suites and hospitals with access to the best equipment that technology offered. Most of his patients had insurance coverage that allowed them to pursue the treatment they needed.

He could have retired from his profession, never stepping outside his comfort zone.


James McLaughlin: Filing taxes for the poor

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Nobody likes to do taxes. That includes James McLaughlin, a Chicago-based attorney with the firm Kirkland & Ellis.

But there's an upside to the process, especially when you're doing those taxes gratis for people who need assistance with the complicated forms but can't afford it.

"When you tell someone he's getting a refund of $3,000, he gives you a smile that lights up the sky," McLaughlin, 31, says. "It's a wonderful thing to be able to deliver news like that."


A few fit men: Healthy youth for healthy forces

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We should be helping America’s young people really be all that they can be.

Despite the grim toll taken in what is becoming a war of attrition in Afghanistan, the Great Recession has helped U.S. armed services achieve record recruiting numbers in 2009. And after years of lowering minimum standards, the 2009 recruits are among the best educated and highest skilled in history. But Army and Marine recruitment drives are generating another and less welcome profile of America's youth: Call them Generation Unfit to Serve.


A few fit men: Healthy youth for healthy forces

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice War and Peace
We should be helping America’s young people really be all that they can be.

Despite the grim toll taken in what is becoming a war of attrition in Afghanistan, the Great Recession has helped U.S. armed services achieve record recruiting numbers in 2009. And after years of lowering minimum standards, the 2009 recruits are among the best educated and highest skilled in history. But Army and Marine recruitment drives are generating another and less welcome profile of America's youth: Call them Generation Unfit to Serve.


Get off the fence and support immigration reform

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Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration
Some Catholics aren't so sure about the bishops' push for comprehensive immigration reform, but this Catholic activist says it's time for the entire church to stick up for immigrants.

Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Catholic workers

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These people of faith are volunteering outside the box when it comes to serving those in need. Read on to learn how they are putting their faith to work and find out how you can get started doing the same.  

Linda Smith: Teaching English to immigrants

Donald Douglas: Providing health care for the uninsured


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