Giving Back This Lent

11. March 2014 Lent 0
During the season of Lent, I usually think about what I’m going to give up for the 40 days leading up to Easter. But on Ash Wednesday, a friend of mine suggested doing something different for Lent — giving back. The idea made sense to me. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for me on Good ...

Chama’s Story

04. February 2014 children, education 0
Recently, Cross Catholic Outreach received a letter that touched my heart. It was written by 12-year-old Chama Mofya, who attends a Catholic school we partner with in the Luanshya area of Zambia, run by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi. With help from Cross Catholic, the sisters offer free quality education to 1,000 other poor ...

Good Tidings of Great Joy!

25. December 2013 Christmas 0
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby ...

Hearts of Gratitude

21. November 2013 Food, Haiti 0
As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been thinking about what it means to have heart of full of gratitude. When I do, I can’t help but think about my friends at Kobonal Haiti Mission in the Central plateau. Each person I met expressed their gratitude to Cross Catholic Outreach and our supporters for the food that’s been ...

Partner Spotlight: Sr. Irene Claire Duval

I had only known Sister Irene Claire Duval for 5 minutes when she told me about one of her biggest goals.  “I want to wipe out high blood pressure and anemia in Viloux!” That’s when I knew this wasn’t going to be a typical interview. Sr. Irene is a member of the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters ...

“What once was lost…”

13. June 2013 Feast Day 0
Today’s the feast of St. Anthony, the “finder of lost things.” And at Cross Catholic Outreach, we’re also in the business of finding lost things.  Working with our ministry partners, we help people find hope and new beginnings. Kind of like the story of 20-year-old Anyeli at the Villa Mornese Salesian Home for Girls in ...

Clean Water, New Life

For 53-year-old Ana Curazo and her 8 children in Rancho Pando, Nicaragua, contaminated water is now a thing of the past! “We have suffered a lot because of the lack of water,” Ana said. “Now, that is just part of our history.”  Thanks to the Amigos for Christ water and sanitation project funded by Cross ...

Full-time Christians

19. May 2013 prayer 0
Today, we celebrate one of the most important events in the history of mankind, the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Here is the thrilling account as described in Acts 2:1-4: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind ...