ISSUE: August 8, 2005VOL.
43, NO. 14Oakland,
in abuse cases in Oakland Diocese
As the Voice went to press on Aug. 3, the Oakland Diocese was in the final
stages of settlement talks with more than 50 plaintiffs who filed suit
for damages in charges of sex abuse against members of the clergy.. >>>
crisis grows in Niger
As the West African country of Niger struggles to feed millions of people
struck by famine, Catholic Relief Services is providing emergency aid
to save lives in the critical weeks before the next harvest.>>>
the face of Baghdad’s terror,U.S. woman works for peace
Sheila Provencher knows the terror that pervades Baghdad, the fear that
grips Iraqi residents, U.S. soldiers and her own group of Christian peacemakers.
She knows what it means to be afraid of the bombs and shrapnel and the
hostility of those on the other side.>>>