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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Living Water for the People of Lodwar

16. December 2016 From the Field 0
On my recent visit to Kenya, I was blessed to go to the Diocese of Lodwar, home of the Turkana people, to attend a blessing ceremony of a well. Lodwar is in northwestern Kenya, and the climate there is hot and extremely arid.  The Turkana people are seminomadic pastoralists who travel from place to place ...

Heaven’s Heroes

28. October 2016 Our Heroes 0
Our culture is obsessed with the superhero narrative, and to be honest, I too have wished that Superman, Batman, or Captain America would get involved in some of our current events. Even though Superman does not soar into our lives to save us from burning buildings, I’m convinced we live among different heroes. These are ...

Love that Heals

11. October 2016 Our Heroes 0
On my recent visit to Meru, Kenya, I met Father Francis, a diocesan priest who has been called by God to rescue hundreds of orphans and street children. After spending only a few minutes with Fr. Francis, it was easy to see what made him successful.  Behind a wide smile and gregarious personality, I discovered ...

A Place to be Loved: St. Ann’s Orphanage

I recently returned from Guyana, where I visited Sr. Leonie and the spunky group of girls living at St. Ann’s Orphanage in the capitol city of Georgetown. At the home, orphaned, abandoned or displaced girls are educated, cared for, and raised in the Catholic faith. At the orphanage, girls who have experienced pain and rejection ...

Heroes in Zone 18

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. – John 1:5 On my recent trip to Guatemala City, I learned firsthand what life is like for poor children from the toughest parts of town. Gang activity, domestic violence and extreme poverty are daily realities in the infamous area known as ...