Jesuits denounce threats against outspoken Honduran priest, activists

MEXICO CITY — The Society of Jesus has denounced threats made against an outspoken Honduran Jesuit who has highlighted accusations of widespread irregularities in the Central American country's recent presidential election.

Answered prayers for medical brigade in Honduras

Dr. Joan Downey, a neonatologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, examined a patient in Honduras while with a medical brigade of 34 who provided expert medical care that otherwise would not be available to the people of the region served by Hospital Santo Hermano Pedro in Catacamas.

Treating patients in a Third World country is challenging when equipment is unavailable, outdated or malfunctioning. It helps when the right equipment seemingly appears miraculously.

Early on a volunteer medical brigade's mission trip to Honduras in 2014, Dr. Mario Castro, a pulmonologist at Washington University and leader of the brigade, saw an elderly man who was thought to have lung cancer and appeared to be dying. He had a cough, significant weakness and weight loss. A chest X-ray showed a mass in his right lung, and his condition didn't respond to antibiotics.

Children's 'feliz' contrasts with rough past

Together at last

(To see Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's message, see http://stlouisreview.com/Yjd)

For more than seven years, the four girls stayed in Honduras without their mother, in homes where they were neglected or abused. They had about a half dozen caregivers, all but a couple of them caring only about the money they were sent to care for them.

The girls’ mother, Lizeth Gavarrete, left Honduras for the United States just as her mother did when Gavarrete was just age 4. Gavarrete was seeking work and fleeing an abusive relationship.

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