A Rome pilgrimage: a transformative journey

22. September 2017 From the Field 0
Going on a pilgrimage has a long and well-respected history in the history of many faiths. Followers of the world’s great religions have included pilgrimage as part of their spiritual disciplines. For centuries, Muslims have journeyed to Mecca and Jews to Jerusalem. Several of the Psalms, notably numbers 120 through 134, are called the “Psalms ...

Dreams Come Home through Safe Housing

20. September 2017 From the Field 0
Thanks to the kindness of friends of Cross Catholic Outreach and our ministry partners in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala, families who once lived in dilapidated shacks now live in safe and sturdy homes for the first time in their lives. These durable concrete block homes will stand-up to wind, rain ...

Zambia: Dry Wells And Overflowing Hope

13. September 2017 From the Field 0
One of the most urgent problems facing the poor in eastern Zambia right now is a lack of clean, abundant water. The sinking water table has caused an increasingly desperate situation for families who depend on streams and shallow wells for their daily needs. Recently, our efforts to respond to this need brought us to ...

Miracles Amidst Disaster

01. September 2017 From the Field 0
Cross Catholic Outreach recently received an update from Catherine, a staff member who lives in Houston. Even in the midst of this heartbreaking disaster, She reported that God is moving among his people and working miracles to accomplish great things. Hello Cross family! I want to give you all an update from Houston. We are ...

Relief in a Time of Famine

In Africa, 20 million people in 26 countries are suffering due to severe drought and famine. Many world leaders fear that this will be the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. To respond to this desperate need, Cross Catholic Outreach is working with our church-based partners to provide food, relief and the hope of the Gospel. ...

Back to School

14. August 2017 From the Field 0
Children are getting ready to return to school, both here in the United States and in Haiti. Haitian kids begin classes about two weeks later than schoolchildren in America. But no matter where a child goes to school, whether he or she is rich or poor, the excitement over a new school year is universal.   ...

St. Ignatius Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491, one of thirteen children in a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. He grew up at a time of great adventurers like Christopher Columbus and dreamed of gaining fame in battle, so he joined the army of Spain to do just that.  When Ignatius was severely wounded ...

These “God Moments” Keep Us Going

19. July 2017 From the Field 0
Over the last few years, some of our ministry staff have begun gathering to share “God moments” they’ve experienced in the course of their work. These sharing times are opportunities to set aside the stresses of fundraising and reflect on how the lives of staff, donors and beneficiaries have been touched in profound ways. One ...

This is Weetherson Pierre

30. June 2017 Our Heroes 0
This is Weetherson Pierre, a nursing student I met on a recent mission trip. As a scholarship recipient of the Haitian Education Leadership Program (HELP), a CCO-sponsored program at the University of Notre Dame-Haiti, the country’s only Catholic university, Weetherson is not only a straight-A student, he is required to live by principals that are ...

Homes Dedicated to the Lord in Guatemala

In the Diocese of Zacapa in Guatemala, Father Francisco Murcia dedicated the home of Marina Mendez and her daughters. Before moving into her new home, Marina and her daughters were crammed into a crumbling one-room mud and stick shack with other relatives. Through the kindness of Cross Catholic Outreach supporters and the ministry of the ...