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appeal of Irobs in diaspora – to relieve suffering of brethren in Ethiopia suffering war of genocide against them

Lay faithful of the Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Adigrat, Ethiopia who are living abroad have sent a universal appeal to Christians & men of good will to contribute to the relief of the Irob people now suffering from the war of genocide raging against them in Tigray State

The Irob Development Association (IDA) has sent the following letter.
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Americans making America more lovable again – high time for thanksgiving


[photo:Hiwot & her Uncle Abraha Misghina in D.C. at Capitol, April 2020.]

“Why is America such a great country?”, a quizzical high-schooler once asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Who replied: “She is great because her people are virtuous, truly good.” And only then.

NCCL has a lot of truly good Americans and Ethiopian family members to thank for coming to the rescue of (more…)

The surgeon is fulfilling your prayer for Hiwot.

As I type (10:00 am EDT Monday, feast of St. Lawrence 2020, August 10), after four sometimes tortuously long years of waiting, Dr. Woods is performing the long-awaited surgery, in charity, for Hiwot at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (more…)

Her earthly father has abandoned her. Her heavenly Father has not.

And her Bishop begs you to be generous, to spare her life.

The following letter from (more…)

They want to keep their children safe, and need our help.

Imagine living in a neighborhood where your child’s well-being was in constant peril – by wild (more…)

Appeal for medical treatment for a young Ethiopian woman in the Irob region

A Priest-collaborator from Ethiopia’s poorest region, Irob, has asked this humble apostolate to do, with God’s help, what it can to relieve the suffering of young Hiwot Tgiorgis, a native of Irob: the region in northern Ethiopia hardest-hit by war, drought, and famine — now for decades. (more…)

Sister Bisirat’s letter

Read the full exchange here.

Here follows Sister Bisirat Misgina’s moving letter e-mailed (more…)

Priest’s Mother dying – for want of antibiotics

Can you pitch in to help, for the love of Christ?

And one of his Priests?

For his dying Mother?

Click here to read Father’s desperate appeal here for simple medical treatments and antibiotics to spare her earthly life. (more…)

His kingdom, and their education, for a sip of water.

“And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” Mt. x:24

“The name of the disciple” in this case is (more…)

Thanks to you, she can help them now: for example, to learn to help themselves.

Education is a valuable thing. One of those facts which one can begin to appreciate especially in its absence, and the desperate circumstances that follow.

Sr Bisirat Misgina, a Sister of the Daughters of Charity of St. V.incent de Paul in Ethiopia, can now help the youths for whom she cares. Thanks to your (more…)