The science is in: anti-poverty programs work!

We love supporting programs that lift the poor out of poverty. The theory is: give a man a fishing rod instead of a fish, and he’ll be equipped to feed himself. You’ll have supported real, lasting change. The logic seems sound, and we have a plethora of anecdotal evidence from our overseas ministry partners to ...

Praying for a Miracle

Two weeks ago, our Guatemala ministry partner Esperanza de Vida rescued a starving teenage girl named Mirza Lopez, who weighed in at a vanishingly small 19 pounds. That’s less than the size of my 7-month-old son! Mirza also suffers from paralysis as a result of contracting polio at a young age. She lost her mother ...

Serving in the field

07. March 2012 field report, Haiti 0
Cross Catholic Outreach staff members were recently blessed with an opportunity to work alongside Father Glenn Meaux in Kobonal Haiti, distributing food to elderly villagers. That morning, some of the villagers had walked from miles away to receive their monthly supply, which they rely on for their basic nutritional needs. As each beneficiary stepped to ...

Merry Christmas to Christ’s Disciples

This Christmas, many lay missionaries—and many of our ministry partners—will be spending Christmas out in the field, ministering to the poor they serve. These disciples of Christ might be serving hot meals, visiting the elderly, or doing other meaningful work on behalf of the poor on Christmas Day in addition to celebrating Christ’s birth. Here’s ...

Praise Report from Mozambique

Yesterday morning, Cross Catholic staff listened as International Projects Officer Tara McKinney shared photos and stories from the recent vision trip she led to Mozambique. One of her co-travelers, Cross Catholic staff member Maria Aleman, joined her in person while the other, Monsignor Lambert Luna from St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, joined ...

Give a Fish or Teach to Fish?

Cross Catholic supports education and microenterprise programs that promote development. There is an old saying that goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The second part of that saying is the goal of much of the work ...