I heard an incredible story…

On my recent visit to the Working Boys’ Center in Ecuador’s capital city of Quito, I heard an incredible story about a spiritual encounter that happened 50 years ago.  It forever changed a life and continues to impact the ministry to this day. The story begins with a poor shoeshine boy named Carlos Gomez.  On ...

The God Who Rescues

The God Who Rescues Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. ...

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 ...