The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

“Catena started Mother of Mercy with a small group of foreigners. He took on Nuban employees gradually. “There was nobody who could do anything,” he said. The war had closed most schools, and many of the local hires had no formal education. Others had grown up...
Tom Catena, Aurora Prize Finalist

Tom Catena, Aurora Prize Finalist

Dr. Tom Catena was one of four finalists for the first Aurora Prize, presented last month in Yerevan, Armenia. The prize was given to Marguerite Barankitse, of Rwanda, “for the extraordinary impact she has had in saving thousands of lives and caring for orphans...
Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nearly a year ago, filmmaker Ken Carlson showed Maria Shriver some of the footage he shot in Sudan’s mountains of Nuba, and he talked with her about his college classmate Dr. Tom Catena, who has dedicated his life to providing...
“The closest I have come to meeting a saint.”

“The closest I have come to meeting a saint.”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr. Tom Catena, the subject of director Ken Carlson’s documentary “The Heart of Nuba” was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the April 16, 2015 issue, Andrew Berends wrote:...
“He’s Jesus Christ!”

“He’s Jesus Christ!”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — IF you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the...