Haitians say Lent means making room in hearts, time for prayer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CNS) — Marie Yolene Andre got an early start on Lent. Andre was in Haiti’s new transitional cathedral at 5 a.m. — two hours before Ash Wednesday Mass — to begin her time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. “Jesus said you live to pray as much as you can within the room of…

Living as ‘a church of the poor’

Our presence in the world has not been particularly marked by a visible compassion for persons with the greatest needs Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Bernie Evans New cardinals from where? Haiti? Burkina Faso? Two of the poorest countries in the world — one in the Caribbean and the other in West Africa. Naming these…