Rescuing the Forgotten

We recently received an extraordinary success story from Guatemala! Our ministry partner Esperanza de Vida sends rescue teams into rural villages to save children dying of malnutrition. When they are found, children are rushed to the center to be nourished back to complete health. Here is an excerpt from volunteer Sean Grogan’s rescue experience: There ...

Thank you Jesus; thank you!

04. April 2013 children, Haiti 0
At the Kobonal Haiti Mission School, students are fed two nutritious meals and a snack each school day. Without these meals, many of these children would go all day without any food. But thanks to meals sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach, these children get the nutrition to need to grow healthy, strong and succeed in ...

Count Your Blessings

On a recent trip to rural Haiti, I was inspired by the amazing work going on at the Kobonal Haiti Mission. One of the most memorable people I met was 62-year-old Adel St. Jacque. The first thing you notice about Adel is how thankful he is—for everything! I was privileged to spend a day riding ...

Great news from Grenada!

07. March 2013 housing 0
I love hearing stories about how Cross Catholic Outreach has changed lives. So when I heard about this precious family in Grenada, I had to share it with you. Single mom Bernadette Mahon and her six children used to live in a dilapidated shack in a small impoverished village known simply as “The Coconut.” The ...

Answering the call

03. March 2013 Faith, Feast Day 0
As the American Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Katharine Drexel today, I am reminded of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday” ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14. February 2013 children 0
Valentine’s Day means many different things to people, but I like to reflect on God’s love. Sometimes we doubt we’re loved by anyone–but if we read the Bible–God tells us repeatedly about his great love for his children. The apostle John explained God’s love like this, “This is love: not that we loved God, but ...

Sacrificial Love

13. February 2013 Faith 0
Today, Catholics mark the beginning of the Lenten season with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. We recognize our sin, our mortality and our need for a Savior. As the priest places ashes on our foreheads we are reminded, “You are dust, and unto dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). It is a time for repentance ...