Rescuing Filipino Children from the Slums

24. July 2012 poverty 0
Visiting Friendship Home for the first time, you’d think the children at this Catholic after-school program were relatively well-off. They seem bright, lively, well-fed, courteous and disciplined. Visit them in their homes, and your whole perspective changes.  If these children appear “well-off,” it is a tribute the Friendship Home’s uplifting environment and wonderful programs. One ...

Motivated for change

Meet Sebastian! He’s a 2nd grade student at La Buena Esperanza, a Catholic-run primary school that’s been partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach to serve very poor families in the dusty shantytown of Villa El Salvador, Peru. Sebastian’s family was among a group that was forced to relocate after being evicted from the property they’d been ...

Assignment from the Vatican

30. May 2012 Africa 0
Have you heard?  Cross Catholic Outreach is expanding its collaborative relationship with the Vatican’s own charity organization, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. It’s an opportunity to work on a project selected by the Holy Father himself! Over the years, Cross Catholic Outreach has enjoyed a close relationship with Cor Unum, and we have assisted with ...

Giving a voice to the handicapped

02. May 2012 Africa, children 0
It’s one thing to hear Sr. Emma and the other staff members at Chizombezi Deafblind Center talk about the impact their school is having on handicapped Malawian children. It’s quite another to hear it from the students who have gone through the program. One of those students recently had a chance to share her story ...

To drink or not to drink

04. April 2012 water 0
When traveling in the developing world, the first rule you learn is “Don’t drink the water!” I can attest from personal experience that our pampered first-world immune systems don’t stand a chance against the parasites and bacteria that infest everything from drinking fountains to that bad piece of lettuce you ate for lunch. That’s why ...

Quenching Their Thirst

03. April 2012 water 0
God is doing great things in Nicaragua! Since last fall, 551 families have been rescued from chronic dehydration and the threat of waterborne illness – thanks to the tireless work of Cross Catholic Outreach ministry partner Amigos for Christ. And now, trenches are being dug and pipe is being laid so that hundreds more will ...