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. ...

Sister Margaret: “Nothing Happens by Chance”

Sister Margaret from Kabulonga Cheshire Home took some time to thank Cross Catholic for our ongoing support of critical operating costs at the Zambian rehabilitation center. Cheshire Home provides excellent medical, nutritional, and pastoral care for disabled children too poor to afford treatment. Here’s a video of Sr. Margaret talking about how we’re helping to ...

Meet Fikansa Chanda

Check out this video interview with Fikansa Chanda, the program manager of the Itimpi Community Health Care program in Zambia. He is so thankful for the Cross Catholic donors who are helping to provide food, medicine, and health care for HIV/AIDS patients and other victims of chronic illness. More video footage from Zambia to come ...

Education: Haiti’s Road Out of Poverty

Last week in Haiti, we met Jean Dumace Maurice, an ambitious 26-year-old who is working hard to lift himself out of poverty and make an impact on his community. Jean earned his bachelor’s degree through the Cross Catholic-sponsored Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), which provides scholarships for poor but talented high school grads to ...

The Value of a Catholic Education

Don’t believe in second chances? Meet Sherry Joseph – a polite, hardworking, well-adjusted young woman from Georgetown, Guyana. At first appearance, you’d never guess this person was raised in an orphanage, or that she was sent there because her parents went to prison for drugs when she was only 8 years old. But St. Ann’s ...

Clouds on the Horizon

Hurricane season is just getting underway, and new storms are stirring in the Atlantic. Our prayers go out to our ministry partners in Haiti, that there won’t be a repeat of last year’s devastating floods, which destroyed houses and roads, claimed hundreds of lives, and caused a massive humanitarian crisis. Although hurricane season officially started ...

Become Like Mary, Full of Grace

Deacon Keith Fournier over at Catholic Online sure knows how to make a 2,000-year-old story feel as current as the evening news. Check out these challenging words he shared this weekend in honor of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: That same Redeemer now resides within – and lives through – ...