January 2, 2009

V.I. Catholic schools, diocese hit by Madoff investment losses

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – The Diocese of St. Thomas and two diocesan schools are among investors who have apparently lost funds entrusted to Bernard Madoff, the Wall Street broker facing criminal charges for securities fraud.
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Bishop urges US action to halt spread of Gaza violence

WASHINGTON – In an appeal to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., asked that the United States “take immediate action to help end the escalation of violence between Hamas and Israel.”
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