Busy hands build bridge to recovery

Educational training and hands-on therapy are tools to help returning child soldiers in northern Uganda rebuild their lives. One group of Sacred Heart of Jesus sisters adapted programs at Santa Monica school to accommodate the waves of female soldiers returning from the bush with children from Kony’s soldiers, incorporating therapy into vocational training, to equip the girls with tools for economic and emotional independence.
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Nobody listens to me

See for Yourself - Having high-tech devices means that every now and then something will malfunction and the device needs to be taken for technical evaluation. The other day I experienced something unusual with my iPhone that I didn’t know how to troubleshoot, so I took it to an Apple store in the mall.

“God has called you to give your whole self to him, including your tendency to fail. And, God cannot fail.”

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Untended graves given proper burials by Vietnamese nuns

A decade ago, some Lovers of the Holy Cross of Nha Trang nuns noticed that over 30 graves were in bad condition at Dong Tien parish cemetery. The other tombs were decorated with incense, candles and flowers, as is customary in Vietnam to show respect for the dead. The nuns took it upon themselves to weed the grass and wild plants from those neglected graves. Their ministry inspired others to help rebury unmarked graves into proper tombs in the Catholic cemeteries.

African tradition blends with religion to illuminate path to forgiveness

Reconciliation is complex in northern Uganda, where children were both victims and perpetrators of a decades-long civil war. Religious leaders are employing traditional ceremonies to try to bring closure. And as the children who had been "conscripted" into Kony's criminal army emerged from the bush and tried to come home, the scarred communities they left struggled to absorb them. Sr. Pauline Acayo, a Little Sister of Mary Immaculate of Gulu, was the director of Catholic Relief Services in northern Uganda for 14 years before moving to another post with CRS. She calls these children “returnees.”
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