Fighting Human Trafficking…Your Way!

Posted by - July 21, 2018

If you are a teacher, pat yourself on the back…you are fighting human trafficking. If your job consists in fighting for better wages and working conditions for laborers…you are fighting human trafficking. If your work involves improving housing for the poorest residents of the CNMI…you are also fighting human trafficking. So says Australian Sister of

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For Kids: A Catholic Social Teaching Quiz

Posted by - June 23, 2018

The column this week is especially for young readers: see if you can match up the Catholic Social Teaching Principle to its brief summary. Place the letter in right column to the correct principle in left column. See many can you get right! (Answers will appear in next week’s column.)   _____ Dignity of Life

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A Prayer for Families Who Are Separated and Living Apart

Posted by - June 16, 2018

Lately, news feeds have been full of stories of hurting families who are suffering separation from their loved ones. Whether it is parents who are being forcefully separated at the U.S. border, refugees fleeing war and violence, or parents who must go abroad in order to have a chance to provide for their families—it is

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A new location, and some new developments

Posted by - June 8, 2018

This is a big month for Karidat: we are moving!  We will be relocating from our Chalan Piao location at the end of June to the former Sister Remedios school, in the heart of Chalan Kanoa.  We are excited to make the change and look forward to being able to expand into a larger space.

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Eternal Life and Everything Else, Too!

Posted by - June 1, 2018

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.” (Gospel Verse John 6:51) Happy Feast of Corpus Christi! This Feast is a chance to participate and meditate on what it means to feed on the Word of God—Jesus, the Son of God. So we

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Suicide Prevention Resources

Posted by - May 25, 2018

Please use this information as a reference guide and store it somewhere safe. Snip this column out of the paper or print it off of the North Star website. Consider saving the contact numbers in your phone right now.  If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, the time to act is now.  Here

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Bishops lead the way to helping those with mental illness

Posted by - May 19, 2018

In last week’s column, we highlighted “National Prevention Week,” an annual event which seeks to raise awareness about both substance abuse and mental health. Today we want to highlight an effort by the Bishops of California to speak out and advocate for people who are suffering from mental health disorders, and who number “among the

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