Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
EU funds Caritas education project
Europe partners with local unit to bring literacy to thousands of poor childrenBangladeshi children
- ucanews.com reporter, Dhaka
- November 29, 2011
A partnership worth 9.9 million euros (US$13.2m) will run for six years to aid mostly impoverished, drop-out and tribal children in six of Caritas' eight regions.
The deal was signed on November 27 by Caritas' executive director Benedict Alo Dâ€™Rozario and the head of the EU delegation to Bangladesh, William Hanna.
The project will benefit more than 150,000 children in more than a thousand educational establishments.
Dr Dâ€™Rozario said Caritas will not construct buildings for the project but instead run operations in rented institutions. It will also plans to provide nutritious food to students and train their parents in life-skill development.
He said the project also aims to improve literacy among the underprivileged.
Spain and Caritas join hands to build schools