A demonstrator shouts at police during protests demanding that the government of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry do more to address gang violence, including constant kidnappings, in Port-au-Prince March 29, 2022. A coalition of religious orders working at the United Nations has written to U.N. officials, asking them to address the reign of terror of armed gangs they described as "diabolical, frightening and unacceptable." (CNS photo/Ralph Tedy Erol, Reuters)
On April 21, 2021, Humphreys County was hit with catastrophic flash floods, which killed 20 and destroyed and damaged hundreds of homes. But over the course of the last year, several organizations, such as the St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Patrick Church in McEwen, have stepped up, helping those affected get back into their homes. Jane McCarson hugs Barbara Hooper, St. Patrick conference vice president and flood relief coordinator, in thanks for all SVDP did to help her and her family after the 2021 floods in Humphreys County.
Jeremy Darvin, a 2016 graduate of Father Ryan High School, returns to his alma mater this year as a full-time substitute teacher, a mathematics assistant with the Academic Support Program, as well as coach for the football and wrestling teams. Darvin's education at Father Ryan was made possible because of the Advancement of Catholic Education endowment fund. The ACE Awards Event, to support the fund, is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Bishops Hall at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Nashville. For more information, visit dioceseofnashville.com/ace.
David and Jaclyn Kollar, of the Retrouvaille Outreach Committee, pose for a photo. The Kollars completed the Retrouvaille retreat weekend in March 2018, and decided to serve as part of the outreach committee to give back to the program that helped them.
Pinnacle Financial Partners of Nashville presented two checks to Bishop J. Mark Spalding Wednesday, April 17, in the Bishop's Conference Room at the Catholic Pastoral Center, to benefit diocesan schools and programs. The first check, presented to Bishop Spalding by Kay Dodd, senior vice president with Pinnacle, was for $15,000 to become a title sponsor for the Hand-in-Hand Options Program Golf Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 3. Dodd is a member of the HIHO board. The second check, presented by Pinnacle senior vice presidents Gary Guinn and Robert Riggar, was for $50,000 to go toward the building of St. Michael Academy in Nolensville. Bishop Spalding said he was grateful for the generosity of Pinnacle Bank and that the donations will help the diocese in achieving great things.