On Natural Disasters

The tragic earthquake in Japan last week and the devastating tsunami that followed are nothing short of heart-breaking. We’re praying for all of those affected by the disaster, and we ask you to please pray as well. The events are also bitter reminders of how fragile human beings are in the face of nature’s might. ...

A Look at Lent

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. For Catholics around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 40 days of earnest prayer, sincere self-reflection, and an intense focus on Christ. Why do we do this? Lent itself isn’t a ritual detailed in the Bible. Yet it has become a cherished ...

All Things for Good

Cross Catholic staff recently enjoyed a special treat in our morning devotions: an inspirational message on the words of Romans 8:28 led by one of our board members. Here’s a synopsis of what we heard and enjoyed: Even for the most steadfast Catholics, life’s adversities can be tough. Life often presents serious challenges—loss of loved ...

Reacting to Injustice

The recent conflicts in countries throughout the Middle East offer a glimpse of what can happen when people feel they’ve been treated unjustly. The result of perceived injustice can range from peaceful protests that bring about change to dangerous riots or clashes between citizens and the government. As it does on so many topics, the ...

From Hurting to Healing

“I wish my mother was alive today to see this house.” That’s what David Massinga said through his tears when he and his sisters first moved into a new home given to them by Cross International Catholic Outreach and its generous benefactors through one of our ministry partners in Mozambique. The Massinga children were hurting ...

Love is a verb

Why is it that every February 14, forgetful husbands rush to the store to buy flowers, chocolates, jewelry, stuffed animals, and anatomically incorrect hearts for their wives? Wouldn’t it be easier to just say, “Sorry, I forgot. But you know I still love you”? Their wives won’t care if they skip one Valentine’s Day. Right? ...

Everyday Hero in the Field

At Cross International Catholic Outreach, we’re always inspired by the amazing work our ministry partners are doing in Christ’s name. They’re literally changing lives in developing countries! All this great work is done by ordinary individuals whom God has challenged to do great things. And with his help, they’re empowered: “I can do all this ...