Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois directs the work of the Catholic Medical Mission Board in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A resident of Port of Prince, she recently visited Washington, D.C., to speak at the annual conference of the Global Health Council. While there she spoke by phone with Peter Schineller, S.J., a member of the board of directors of the CMMB. What follows is an edited account of their conversation.
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As we recall the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic it is interesting to see how editorials in magazines and papers and how religious leaders originally interpreted the tragic event Most commended the bravery of the crew Some blamed the ship company for reckless speed One spoke of
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