This week Joseph G. Bock looks at the unique role of Catholic N.G.O.'s in Haiti's recovery efforts following the earthquake that claimed the lives of over 220,000 people this past January. Our intern, P. J. Williams, produced the slideshow, below, based on the article.

For more of America's coverage of the disaster in Haiti, check out Peter Schineller, S.J.'s interview with Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois of the Catholic Medical Mission Board in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Pat Fosarelli's advice for helping children cope with global tragedy; Margarita A. Mooney's reflection on Haiti's resiliant faith; Brian J. Steven on the need to include Haitian voices in the recovery efforts; and Kevin Clarke's discussion of Cholera in Haiti with CRS president Ken Hackett, along with other articles.

Comments

we vnornm | 12/1/2010 - 10:59am
A vivd and moving presentation. Did I recognize Archbishop Dolan? The white-robed procession of bishops, followed by feeding the children, was an excellent contrast and juxtaposition to the presentation previously on how the fatalism of vodoo is one of the other factors needing to be confronted to heal this nation. The timing in the slide show was just right!

The last shot, of the crucifix within the ruins, offers an image that one might meditate on in combination with the photo accompanying Michael's article today:

http://americamagazine.org/blog/entry.cfm?blog_id=2&entry_id=3617

Themes of decay and suffering are comingled with hopefulness and triumph, and viewing these images in tandem brings this out forcefully.

bill