Uganda’s Plug for Purity

When an Islamic primary school invites a Catholic teacher to speak to its students, you know there’s got to be an incredibly compelling reason. In Uganda, that reason is AIDS prevention. Recently, a few Cross staff members got to sit in on a classroom session while Josephine Kabuye, an Education For Life facilitator with the ...

A Happy Ending

Last month we shared the story of Javier, a 10-month-old orphan who weighed just under 9 pounds — a little more than a newborn. He was rescued and nursed back to health by Las Mercedes/Prince of Peace, a nutrition center we support in Honduras. Claudio, our projects officer for Latin America, recently returned from visiting ...

Hope in the Storm

We reached out to several of our ministry partners in the Philippines and Vietnam over the last few days to see if they were OK after the devastating floods caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana. So far, we’ve only heard back from one of them — please continue to pray. On Saturday (Sept. 26), Tropical Storm ...

Humbled in Haiti

A small group of staff members just returned from Haiti. They were so moved by their experience, they had a hard time holding it together as they spoke to the rest of us about it. Their trip took them through Gonaives where Cross Catholic flew in food and supplies last year when roads were wiped ...

One Meal Does Make a Difference

The United Nations World Food Programme recently reported that food aid to the world’s poor is at a 20-year low, yet the number of hungry people is at the highest level ever — 1 billion. Part of the problem is countries such as the U.S. have cut back their aid because of economic woes, leaving ...

Famine in Kenya

Please remember to keep our Kenyan ministry partners and their communities in your prayers. The situation there is truly dire. A severe drought is sweeping across the eastern African nation, crippling its agriculture-based economy and leaving entire villages without water. The United Nations World Food Program estimates that nearly four million Kenyans are in urgent ...

Wise Words from Pope Benedict XVI

If you haven’t read Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), we suggest you take a look. It’s long, but well worth your time. What’s amazing is that the Holy Father’s letter is even winning praise from evangelical Protestants, as you can see for yourself in a recent Christianity Today editorial. ...