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Connections continue to build

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Bishop Carlos Trinidad of San Marcos visits diocese as Solidarity Partnership nears 15th year

 

EASTON, Md. — Bishop Carlos Trinidad didn’t hesitate when asked the major issues that confront the Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala: treatment of women, lack of opportunity for young people, and malnutrition.

Then he smiled ruefully as he acknowledged an overwhelming issue that he seemingly overlooked, one that fuels the three concerns he listed. “The poverty, it is always there.” Read more »

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Solidarity stories: Immigrants share both sides of experience

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MARYDEL, Md. – Carlos Miguel Chavez came to share the struggles of his migration from his native Guatemala to Maryland some 15 years ago, but he also had a question for diocesan leaders of the Global Solidarity Program between the Diocese of Wilmington and San Marcos, Guatemala.

“How can someone from Guatemala get to be part of the committee?” Chavez asked after Brother Chris Posch asked Guatemalans how the committee could better serve them. Read more »

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Diocesan parishioners return from Guatemala wanting to help

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 WILMINGTON — The partnership between the dioceses of Wilmington and San Marcos, Guatemala, remains strong nearly 10 years after it began.

The latest delegation from Wilmington visited the Central American country last month.

Among those who made the trip were Ed Lyons and Bill McMahon, parishioners at St. Margaret of Scotland in Glasgow, and Padua Academy theology teacher Mike Sheehan. It was the first visit for each, and they came away amazed at both the poverty and the incredible faith of the Guatemalans they encountered.

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