Meet Tom Catena
Meet the man who has selflessly and courageously served the needs of a forgotten people as the region is bombed by the country’s President’s forces.
America Magazine: Dr. Tom in the Role of Religion in his Work
In a moving first-person article for America Magazine, Dr. Tom Catena talks about his work at Mother of Mercy Hospital, and the role that his religion has played in his decision to stay when others were evacuating, and how he deals with the pain and...
A Special Message from Dr. Tom Catena
We received a very special Holiday message from Dr. Tom this year, thanking those who have supported The Heart of Nuba and the Mother of Mercy Hospital, and filling us in on plans for the coming year. Click on image to watch. [video_lightbox_vimeo5...
Dr. Tom Catena Receives Doctor of the Year Award
Dr. Tom was just awarded the 2018 Catholic Doctor of the Year award, from the Mission Doctors Association in Los Angeles. "Since 1959, the Mission Doctors Association has trained, sent and supported Catholic doctors and their families who come from across...
Video: Children of Nuba
Some of the young lives saved by Dr. Tom Catena, as he talks of the need for a humanitarian corridor...
August 2018: A Message from Dr. Tom
We were so delighted to receive this message from Dr. Tom in August, from "the bush" of the Nuba mountains. Your participation and support has meant so much to him, and to the families of the Nuba mountains. Please continue. If you haven't yet donated,...
UN Dispatch: Tom Catena is a Hero Doctor of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains (Podcast)
Mark Leon Goldberg interviews Dr. Tom in Yerevan, Armenia where he was on hand to participate in events around the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Goldberg says "This is a powerful conversation with a true humanitarian who has saved countless lives in...
Dr. Tom in Armenia, Speaks on Armenian Genocide
“Don’t let the idea of genocide die out as this is something which can never happen again, this is happening now and this will continue happening in the future.”
Dr. Tom on a Postage Stamp!
Armenia’s national postal operator is issuing a new international postage stamp in honor of Dr. Tom Catena.
Dr.Tom Catena — 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative honors esteemed Catholic Missionary physician in war-torn Sudan for rekindling faith in humanity.
Dr. Tom in the Guardian
“As a doctor in Sudan, let me tell you: foreign aid saves lives.”
GALLERY: Meet the People of Nuba
Tom Catena in Time Mag: Aid Must Go Where It Is Most Needed
The difficulties of running a hospital in a conflict zone, however, cannot be underestimated. The staples for running a hospital anywhere else in the world— electricity and running water— are a luxury to us. And, most types of foreign aid are nonexistent.
Dr. Tom is a finalist for the Aurora Prize
CARING FOR THOUSANDS IN A FORGOTTEN WAR As the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, home to 750,000 people, Dr. Tom Catena has worked around the clock to care for the citizens of this war-torn area. Amid ongoing civil war between the...
Dr. Tom named Maria Shriver’s Architect of Change
“…the source of most of our conflicts is the idea that one person’s life is more valuable than someone else’s.”
Brown Alumni Magazine: A Life In War
“Never did I think… that he’d have the wherewithal to grab the camera out of his desk drawer when he heard incoming Sukhois and shoot some of the most harrowing footage of the film!”