Tag: cuba

Garcia understands the mission of CRS

Palm Beach Gardens | In 1943, U.S. Catholic bishops created an international humanitarian organization to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, Catholic Relief Services has expanded and today reaches 130 million people in more than 100 countries. While the types and delivery methods of services have broadened dramatically, the mission of the… Read more »

Faithful celebrate Patroness of Cuba

Naples | The Cuban faithful of St. Agnes Parish in Naples celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Cuba, Sept. 8 with a Mass. The feast also falls on the same day as the solemn Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass was celebrated by visiting Father Jose del Olmo,… Read more »

Through work by sisters, church in Cuba extends its reach beyond parishes

Forbidden by the communist government to run official Catholic schools, a congregation in Havana quietly offers alternative after-school courses focusing on the arts. Parents, who learn about the program by word of mouth or church bulletins, tell the sisters they’d prefer the classes focus on math and science rather than guitar lessons, theater and painting…. Read more »

‘Pedro Pan’ documentary debuts in Central Florida

ORLANDO | “Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus” is a newly released documentary that aired for the first time in the Diocese of Orlando Feb. 5, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. The film chronicles the clandestine exodus of more than 14,000 Cuban Catholic, Jewish and Protestant children and the role of Msgr…. Read more »