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February 26, 2019
Despite protests at his ordination, he was America's first black bishop of the 20th century

Aleteia recalls the remarkable life and ministry of Bishop Harold Perry SVD.

December 21, 2018
'We are neighbors in Omaha': Meet the city's Karenni community

As the Karenni community makes a home in Omaha, Divine Word Father Alex Roedlach finds a home with them. Celebrating Christmas together has become a tradition. The Omaha World-Herald tells their story.

December 11, 2018
Limited emergency services at Providence open through April

Divine Word Brother Brian McLauchlin, coordinator for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC), and others spoke with the Catholic Standard. They pointed out what the hospital means to the poor.

October 3, 2018
Fight against AIDS: the Verbite missionaries promote assistance and prevention programs in schools

Divine Word Father Truong Thong Le, who was educated in Chicago and ordained to the priesthood at Techny in May, has returned to Thailand. Father Truong fulfilled with Cross-Cultural Training Program in Thailand during his years as a seminarian. He now continues his ministry with people who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Agenzia Fides talked with him about his ministry.

August 31, 2018
Happy New Year!

Tết Nguyên Đán, which in English means "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day," marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year. This holiday holds great significance for the Vietnamese-American community. The St. Louis Review gives a glimpse into this year's celebration at Resurrection parish in the city's Dutchtown neighborhood. Chúc mừng năm mới (Happy New Year)!

August 1, 2018
The long-distance miracle: A former military chaplain’s life is saved thanks to heavenly aid and the sacrificial love of a brother Knight

Miracles do happen. In the case of Divine Word Father Dennis Callan, this miracle came through the intervention of Our Blessed Mother and the care of an earthly mother named Heidi Moore and her husband Chris. The staff of Columbia, the magazine of the Knights of Columbus, caught up with the trio during a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

August 2018
Thirst for justice satisfied through the joy of the Gospel
Debbie Shelley of The Catholic Commentator recently talked with Divine Word Father Rick Andrus, who has served in African-American ministry for 35 years, about the meaning of righteousness and the love he has for his parishioners.

April 8, 2018
Missionaries reap from presence around the world

Our Sunday Visitor talked with four Divine Word Missionaries at various stages in their ministerial lives to learn more about the charism of the Society of the Divine Word and how they serve those most in need.

April 6, 2018
King anniversary recalls bishop's desegregation efforts in Mississippi

Catholic News Service calls to mind the important role that Divine Word Father Robert Pung, St. Augustine Seminary and the Society of the Divine Word have in the African-American history in the United States.

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