Quick facts about Karidat’s 24-hour Victim Hotline:

Posted by - October 7, 2018

The Victim Hotline is an anonymous, confidential telephone service providing direct victim services to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota (234-5100). The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone can call, including victims, friends or family of victims, and even children. We serve ANYONE, we provide: – Crisis intervention – Planning

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Report: Project Rota Relief

Posted by - September 29, 2018

Earlier this month, Karidat contributed to the relief efforts after Typhoon Mangkhut on the island of Rota. From September 15th to 18th, Saipan-based Karidat staff traveled out to help distribute direct aid in the form of vouchers for food and household items to those most devastated by the storm. Some had lost roofs to their

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Rota Relief

Posted by - September 16, 2018

We are grateful to God that the damage of Typhoon Mangkhut was not more severe. As readers are probably already aware, Saipan and Tinian were spared the worst of the damage but Guam and especially Rota were hit quite hard. Many residents of Rota are said to still be in shelters indefinitely while repairs to

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Substance Abuse: A Kind of Slavery

Posted by - September 8, 2018

David tells the story of his increased dependency on drugs. He lost jobs, some cars and lots of money,  “Eventually, the material things were gone, and I began chewing through the human beings around me…I promised myself that I would never lose a marriage because of drug abuse, but it happened.” The worst, as he

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How Important Is Justice, Really?

Posted by - August 26, 2018

Through the mouths of many prophets, God spoke to his people about what it means to be one of his children. God does not want temple sacrifices and empty promises; he wants right living. “Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17) “For if you truly amend

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In Awe and Wonder

Posted by - August 18, 2018

“When we deal with each other, we should do so with the sense of awe that arises in the presence of something holy and sacred.” -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI This quote is highlighted in this week’s column by the Diocese’s Social Justice Commission on the subject of economic justice. Take some time to consider:           

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