A Royal Miracle in the Philippines

When Mother Joan Clare first held little Prince and Princess, 17-month-old Filipino twins, they were only 6 ½ pounds. She tried to give them food, but they didn’t know what food was. She tried to give them milk, but they vomited what little they consumed. She says, “They were both suffering from severe malnutrition…they could ...

The Power of Music & Song

It’s amazing how often music and song are intertwined with the Christian journey generally and with the work of Cross International Catholic Outreach specifically.   The precedent for this is found in the Bible, of course.  Music and song are described as part of worship in several cases, including most prominently in Revelation: “Each one had ...

Flash Forward

Easter is always an interesting time for regular parish members.  It is the one time of year that Mass attendance swells in numbers and parish priests welcome all who have been away from the sacraments and preach homilies with the opportunity to bring them home. This year, I heard one of the most creative and ...

Crosses of the World

Whatever country they’re in, our Cross Catholic Projects Officers always make a point of finding crosses, either to photograph or to bring back with them to display on our office wall as a reminder of our true purpose. This morning in devotions, Jim Kline, our Projects Officer for Africa, gave a photo presentation of the ...

Cross Catholic in the News

We’ve made the news in Rome, and the topic is Haiti disaster relief. Cross Catholic President Jim Cavnar was recently interviewed by a Vatican reporter for an inside perspective on Haiti’s humanitarian crisis. Jim’s comments were published in a story announcing Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to finance the rebuilding of a Port-au-Prince seminary destroyed by ...

World Water Day

Did you know that an estimated 1.1 billion people around the world rely on unsanitary water sources for drinking? That number got a lot of attention this week as the U.N. and other international groups observed World Water Day, a time for raising awareness about the plight of those who lack access to clean water. ...

Providence in pain

Romans 8:28 is one of those Bible verses that is easier to believe when life is going well. But when tragedy comes our way, that’s when we really need to hear that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” This verse was a recent focus of our morning devotions ...

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. ...