VaWa: did you Know?

Posted by - July 29, 2017

This is the first in an ongoing “Did you know” series in Karidat Korner. These articles will collect facts and stats on questions relevant to the CNMI and the work of Karidat Social Services. This week, “Did You Know” is highlighting an often-unspoken crime: domestic and sexual violence against women. Women who are threatened, beaten,

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Karidat is in a Magazine!

Posted by - July 22, 2017

Karidat is not only the social service branch of our Diocese of Chalan Kanoa; we are also proud to be the local branch of the nationwide network of Catholic Charities. After Typhoon Soudelor, a representative from Catholic Charities USA called our office immediately with an offer of help. And just a few months ago, in

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A PRAYER FOR SOCIETY (by St. John XXIII)

Posted by - July 16, 2017

O Jesus, come back into our society, our family life, our souls and reign there as our peaceful sovereign. Enlighten with the splendor of faith and the charity of your tender heart the souls of those who work for the good of the people, for your poor. Impart in them your own spirit, a spirit

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Never Ever Alone, Ever.

Posted by - July 9, 2017

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest…Learn from me […] and you will find rest for yourselves.”  That is the final part of the last of today’s readings. Rest. The older we get, the more worn out from our life concerns and struggles, the more we

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Dating Violence Warning Signs

Posted by - July 1, 2017

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. If you (or someone you know) is facing intimidation, threat or violence in a dat- ing relationship, there is someone on call for you, ready to help. Karidat operates a 24-hour Hotline that provides counseling and support services for anyone facing sexual harassment, violence or sexual

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What is YOUR daily goal?

Posted by - June 25, 2017

Here and there around the office there posted are some inspirational reminders of our daily mission. one colleague was inspired by a recent tweet from Pope Francis’ twitter account, @Ponti- fex and printed out copies to paste on our walls. At Karidat that is what we hope and strive to do on a daily basis.

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Showing Mercy is Risky, but that’s Normal

Posted by - June 17, 2017

What if this doesn’t work out? What if I make this worse? What if somebody misunderstands my good intentions? What if… Dogs or horses might second-guess their ability to clear a hurdle or climb a particularly steep slope, but there is no evidence that they deliberate and weigh pros and cons. In fact, they do

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Why do you work at Karidat?

Posted by - June 10, 2017

For this week’s column I asked my colleagues the question: Why do you work at Karidat? Why work here when you might just as well work somewhere else? The following is a selection from their answers. “It’s because even if you cannot really help somebody very much, at least by just trying you get this

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Fast and Pray like Royalty

Posted by - June 3, 2017

Last week a nation-wide event was launched that, as far as I know, did not make a single headline on any major news network. “Bread For The World,” an organization whose mission is to put an end to hunger at home and abroad, started up a campaign in response to proposed budget cuts to social

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