“Called to self-emptying service.”

Fr. George Clements to Speak at HEAL Benefit!

Deacon Leo met a legendary priest on Wednesday, August 30th in the person of Fr. George Clements. The clergymen exchanged stories from their own lives of selfless service to the least of Jesus’ brothers and sisters. Both of these disciples have sacrificed much of...

HEAL’s First Village Health Outreach

After HEAL’s decision to pay for Promise’s surgery (see last blog), Deacon Leo visited him at Holy Rosary Hospital in Emekuku, SE Nigeria. Although a Catholic Hospital run by the Archdiocese of Owerri, Holy Rosary, like most hospitals in Nigeria, does not have...

Rest In Peace Priscilla Okonkwo (1963-2017)

Almost one year after the passing of Bridget Okonkwo, mother of HEAL Founder Deacon Leo, we now report with sadness the passing of Deacon Leo’s elder sister, Priscilla.  Priscilla was 52 years old and died of complications from hypertension and type A Diabetes.  She...

Christ’s Answer to Terrorist Violence

I recently met Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama at DePaul University, which hosted a panel discussion about Christian – Islamic dialogue in Sub Saharan Africa.  Abp. Kaigama is a man who lives and preaches peace in the Diocese of Jos, in Northern Nigeria, where...

Networking in New York

Nick Costello had the opportunity last Thursday to go to New York for a media event. He was invited by Juliana, an activist on behalf of persecuted Assyrian Christians. There he was able to connect with various new contacts, and importantly he was able to spread the...

Bishop Rohas Encourages the Work of HEAL

Two weekends ago, Leo and I attended the Totally Yours Marian Conference in St. Charles.  Renowned biblical scholar, Dr. Scott Hahn, the keynote speaker, explained that the only time the words “New Testament” are used in the New Testament is when Jesus is...

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