from ONE

From Isolation to Opportunity
by Gayane Abrahamyan
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
A center in Armenia provides vital skills to orphaned youth

Every Child Has a Name
text and photographs by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
At Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, orphaned children receive love, care and a name.

The Orphans of Trichur
text and photos by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Children are saved from life on the streets thanks to the efforts of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

Reflections on an Afternoon in Ain Karem
text and photos by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
Even a few hours with the CNEWA-sponsored boys in Ain Karem reveal the courage and vulnerability in their playfulness.

A Child’s Rights Restored
text and photographs by Molly Corso
(From ONE March 2012)
Ending child homelessness in Georgia

Shelter in Bethlehem
by Carol Hunnybun
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
The Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles at the Orphanage of the Pontifical Mission in Bethlehem offer security, love and trust to homeless girls aged 4 through 18.

A Flicker of Candlelight Amid the Darkness
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
With no social welfare system in place in Ethiopia, CNEWA’s needy child program is a lifesaver

Ambo’s Hope
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine March 2005)
An Ethiopian archbishop takes in AIDS orphans

from News

Hamas Order Threatens Catholic Schools in Gaza
Catholic News Service (23 January 2013)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — On a damp street in Warsaw, not far from St. Florian’s Cathedral, a tiny mattress lies on display behind a safety-glass window, installed at waist height on a dull gray wall.

Iraqi Nuns, Orphans Kidnapped in June Released Safely
Catholic News Service (16 July 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Every Child Matters
Sister Lutgarda with Abel and Helen at Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

"We Stayed Open for the People"
Two Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena discuss how their congregation has helped ordinary Iraqis cope with the war.

New Delhi’s Holy Family Orphanage Celebrates a Wedding
An orphanage in New Delhi affords "street children" opportunities to lead healthy, prosperous lives.

Picture of the Day: One Big Family
St. Joseph's girls perform a traditional Keralite dance. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Are You Ready for Some Football?
Students of the Asela school and orphanage, administered by the Consolata Fathers, a Catholic community of brothers and priests, play soccer on the playground. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Daughters and Sisters
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the third day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Riches Among the Poor
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the fifth day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: "An Environment of Grace"
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the eighth day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Where It All Began
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the ninth day of his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: A Fulfilling Life
ster Bincy Joseph assists girls with their homework at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: St. Joseph's Daughters
A resident of St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Pulincunnoo, Kerala studies for class. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Off the Street and On Their Feet
Girls and boys take dance lessons at the Caritas center in Georgia. (photo: Molly Corso)

From Filling Bellies to Filling Minds
Regardless of whom I spoke with during my reporting on vulnerable children in Georgia, the refrain was always the same: charity is moving from food to skills, from heat to culture.

An Ethiopian Odyssey: Breaking Bread, Sharing Faith
Msgr. Kozar discusses details of his pastoral visit to Ethiopia. (21-22 April)

Saving Georgia's Lost Children
ONE contributor Molly Corso discusses the plight of Georgia's street children.

Picture of the Day: Friends for Life
Residents of St. Joseph’s Orphanage take a break from classes. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Welcome into the Family
Many orphaned children, like the one shown above, are cared for at the Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: John E. Kozar)

A "Thank You" from Children in Ukraine
Antin Sloboda reports on promising news from Ukraine

Picture of the Day: A Promise for the Future
In this photo taken in 2005, two young orphans are cared for at the Kidane Mehret Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Happy to be Home
A resident of St. Anne's Orphanage in Trichur, Kerala, enjoys playtime. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Sister Caring for "Part of God's Family"
A member of the Daughters of Mary congregation in Pilankalai, Tamil Nadu, poses for a portrait. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Helping Children in Lebanon
A resident of the Divine House in Zahle, Lebanon takes a break from playtime. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, Warming Up for the Future
The Boghossian Education Complex and Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, offer dance classes for orphaned youth. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Egypt's "City of Charity"
A resident of a home for abandoned children in King Mariut, Egypt. The home is run by the priests and sisters of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Educating Ethiopia's Children
CNEWA has been a longtime supporter of the The Kidane Mehret Children's Home and School in Ethiopia. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Picture of the Day: Light in the Darkness
In this image from 2003, a poor family struggles to survive in Ethiopia. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: The Orphans of Trichur
The image shows some of the girls of St. Anne's Orphanage in Trichur, India.

Picture of the Day: Reasons to Smile
Msgr. John Kozar caught this charming smile during his visit to the Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Ethiopia in April 2012. (photo: Msgr. John Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A New Beginning
A mother and child and a sister and child stand in front of a picture of Christ at the Christina Center in Trichur, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Daughters of Hope
The girls being cared for at St. Joseph's in Kerala look forward to a brighter future. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

"Oh, woman, great is thy faith!"
Major gifts officer Bob Pape shares an anecdote of a strikingly selfless donor.

Picture of the Day: Hope in Ethiopia
Ruth Girmay, founder of Addis Hope, shares a moment with the program’s children. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Young and Venerable
In this photo from April, Eritrean children under the care of religious sisters gather to meet CNEWA President Msgr. Kozar. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Smile and a Prayer
Orphans join together in prayer at Kidane Merhet Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Time to Dance
Some of the students at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Kerala, India find time not only to study but also to dance. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Miter Makers
At the Bird’s Nest, an Armenian orphanage in Lebanon, women make miters and vestments. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Homework
Sister Bincy Joseph assists the girls with their homework. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Good Samaritan
Sister Terese Dorias is one of three sisters who helps care for the children at the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Cairo. (photo: Amal Morcos)

How Islamic Law Affects Christian Orphans in Egypt
In the winter edition of ONE magazine, contributor Amal Morcos visits two child care institutions in Egypt helping vulnerable children. She offers some additional perspectives below.

Picture of the Day: Good Neighbors, Good Friends
A young girl leads her visually impaired classmates to their house in San Joe Puram in Faridabad, India. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: A Place to Grow
Marseille, 13 years old and autistic, has made friends and grown more comfortable socializing since coming to school at the Good Samaritan Orphanage. (photo: Amal Morcos)

from CNEWA Connections

On the Road
(From CNEWA Connections AUGUST 2012)