Finding your place in God’s story

Amigos for Christ’s headquarters includes a unique Story Board. It’s a space for the Nicaraguan ministry’s hardworking American volunteers to write a few words about their life-changing experience serving the poor. One visitor wrote: “’Come to me, all who thirst,’ Jesus said. This week I saw God’s kingdom in Spirit and Truth!” Another: “Thank you, ...

The Triune God: the heart of holistic ministry

28. May 2013 Mass, Spirituality 0
The Gospel reading for Trinity Sunday Mass was  John 16:12-15, where Jesus declares his divine authority – “All that belongs to the Father is mine” – and his connection with the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday reminds us that a holistic approach to poverty relief flows from a holistic view of God. Our God is one, ...

Light for the Nations

24. January 2013 Mass, Spirituality 0
From Sunday’s Mass reading: Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. a bruised reed he ...

Meditation on the Baptism of Christ

10. January 2013 Spirituality 0
Today we celebrate the baptism of Christ, reflecting on when the Spirit of God descended upon our Savior like a dove and the Lord spoke from heaven saying, “This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) This event marked Christ as fully God, yet fully man. The heavens themselves opened up ...

Epiphany Around the World!

03. January 2013 charity, Spirituality 0
This Sunday we will celebrate Epiphany, one of the Great Feasts of our liturgical year, which signifies the end of the blessed Christmas season. Epiphany commemorates Christ’s baptism—the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. The Lord’s physical manifestation, known as his “shining forth”, to the Gentiles is one of ...

A New Year

01. January 2013 Spirituality 0
Happy New Year from Cross Catholic Outreach! Most of us are spending today reflecting on 2012—recalling the blessings of last year, while resolving to make 2013 the year to follow through on abandoned resolutions of the past. A fresh start. Isn’t that one of the best things about today’s holiday? A new year gives us ...

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 ...

Demonstrating God’s Love

The world is abuzz about this weekend’s biggest event: England’s royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine (aka Kate) Middleton. Thousands of spectators are already lining the expected wedding route, and top media outlets promise to begin coverage at 4 a.m. Eastern Time the day of the big event. The royal wedding has us thinking ...