A Little Haitian Ingenuity

Below is a video of relief supplies being unloaded from the 220-foot ship that was carrying 10 containers from Cross International Catholic Outreach. The food, water, medicines, and other goods are now being used by our ministry partner Fr. Marc, who cares for 760 orphans, and they will also be distributed to earthquake victims in ...

Precious Cargo Arrives in Haiti

After weeks of anticipation and a few bumps in the road, 10 containers of relief supplies from Cross International Catholic Outreach being carried by a treasure-hunting ship reached our ministry partners in Les Cayes, Haiti. The 20-foot containers — carrying food, water, medicines, and other urgently-needed relief supplies — were a welcome site to Fr. ...

Reason to Smile

In Proverbs 17:22 we are reminded that “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” Over the last several months we have been overwhelmed with images of sadness and despair from Haiti and, more recently, Chile. Sometimes it is nice to be reminded that the poor smile. Below are recent photos from the field of ...

Visiting a ‘Ghost Town’

Cross International Catholic Outreach President Jim Cavnar and several staff members recently returned from a trip to Haiti. During their time in the earthquake-devastated country, they visited several of the ministries we are helping during this time of recovery. In their first few hours on the ground the staff was struck by the empty streets ...

From Sorrow to Smiles

It is sometimes difficult to hear the heartbreaking stories of the people we help, especially when they involve children. What keeps us encouraged are the stories we receive from our partners detailing how dire situations have been turned around and lives are renewed. One of those recent stories came from a Catholic school we support ...

A new kind of Lent

Now that Lent has begun, Catholics are spending even more time in prayer and fasting in the weeks leading up to Easter, when we will celebrate our Savior’s resurrection. There’s a tradition that during Lent, we are supposed to give up a particular luxury we enjoy, such as unhealthy foods or even television. But this ...

Healing Haiti

While traveling through Haiti, Cross Catholic Projects Officers Mike Wilson and Claudio Merisio visited the camps where our mission partners are continuing to provide medical care for earthquake victims. They got to see firsthand the incredible work that so many doctors, nurses, and volunteers are providing on a daily basis in tent facilities or even ...