Parish to Parish

Reaching Across the Border to Lend a Hand By: Lindsay Braud This story was first featured in Comboni Missions Magazine Fall 2020 edition. A few blocks south of the Tijuana River, just across the US/Mexico border is a small, charming parish — Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción. This parish boasts a large, faithful community of Catholics

The Mission Goes On

Former Comboni Lay Missionary Ralph May Finds New Ways to Serve, Right at Home By: Jonah McKeown This story was first featured in Comboni Missions Magazine Fall 2020 edition. For Ralph May, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul of Southwest Idaho, helping the poor is a task in which he finds great joy

Daniel Deng Sorur

From Slavery to the Priesthood By Terence Walz This story was first featured in Comboni Missions Magazine Fall 2020 edition. Daniel Sorur, a former [enslaved person] who converted to Christianity, became the first Dinka to be ordained a Catholic priest. He was destined for a brilliant career in the Catholic missionary movement in Africa

Suffer the Children

While Less Likely to Get the Virus, Children Are Not Immune to the Consequences of the Pandemic By: Kathleen M. Carroll This story was first featured in Comboni Missions Magazine Fall 2020 edition. Children have not been the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But they risk being among its biggest victims. Women and children

Refugees “Graduate” to New Lives

Record Unemployment Fails to Dampen Ecuador’s Hospitality By: Kathleen M. Carroll This story was first featured in Comboni Missions Magazine Fall 2020 edition. Nearly 85 percent of Ecuadorans are in “precarious” jobs or without employment altogether, according to Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman. An economy based on tourism and oil exports was especially hard hit

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