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 ...

Songs of peace

10. November 2011 children, orphanage 0
How do you entertain a houseful of physically and mentally disabled children in the Philippines? Answer: fill their days with music! One of our Cross Catholic project officers put himself in harm’s way (accidentally laying down on an anthill) to capture this photo of Sister Venice singing with the kids at Queen of Peace Children’s ...

“Many Lives Have Been Changed Because of You!”

08. September 2011 Africa, orphanage 0
My name is Mwamba Mulenga. I am a double orphaned boy. This is how a letter began in a recent update from our ministry partners, the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi. Cross Catholic helps the sisters run five free Catholic primary schools that serve severely impoverished children in Luanshya, Zambia, a destitute region decimated by ...

Pineapples and Soda Cans

Having grown up on a ranch, I always keep an eye out for agriculture-related things while traveling. I think it’s amazing how God has given us the know-how to feed ourselves and that he’s tasked us with taking care of his beautiful creation and its creatures. I’ve seen a lot of fields with many different ...

What Makes This Nun Tick

09. June 2011 children, orphanage 0
When I talk to nuns and priests overseas who spend their lives ministering to the poor, I often wonder what makes them tick. I especially wondered that about Sr. Mary Peter. She runs St. Ann’s Home in Georgetown Guyana, which used to be a traditional orphanage for girls but is now a home mostly for ...

Positive Impact in Mozambique

It’s always amazing to me when I see evidence of how Cross Catholic-supported ministries are having a positive impact on people’s lives all around the world. Seeing that impact firsthand in the field is a blessing, a blessing I want to share with you through the story of a young man I met in Mozambique. ...