One Family’s Quest for Water

15. January 2019 Haiti, water 0
I recently became friends with the Laurent family, who live near the Kobonal Haiti Mission. Heriode and Odimene Laurent are parents to seven children, including Amonise, 9, and Venise, 6. This family lives in dire poverty, residing in a house made of mud and sticks with no running water. When I visit families, I often ...

Working Alongside the Poor

Father Christian doesn’t look, talk or act like a priest — by which I mean he doesn’t fit the mold popular culture perpetuates. When we joined the Dominican parish priest en route to a remote farming community in need of a water system, Fr. Christian arrived in jeans and a white t-shirt. If a colleague ...

Partner Spotlight: Brothers of Good Works Community-Based Rehabilitation Center

In Ethiopia, Cross Catholic Outreach is proud to partner with ministries like the Brothers of Good Works, a Catholic organization serving the poorest of the poor, including those with disabilities. The Brothers of Good Works’ Community-Based Rehabilitation program in Addis Ababa helps children with special needs. We love this project because it declares the value ...

Cross Catholic Outreach in Mexico

As our neighbor to the south, Mexico holds a special place in our hearts. Working through some amazing Catholic ministry partners in the country, Cross Catholic Outreach is involved in variety of poverty relief projects, most of which are focused on leading impoverished children toward a better future. Here are some of of the specific ...

An Unsung Hero: Bernard “Bingo” Philo-Jacques

06. August 2018 Haiti 0
In past blogs, I have focused a lot of attention on mission leaders. But I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to call out the unsung heroes I meet in my travels – the dedicated servants of Christ who you don’t often hear about, but who are known and loved by all ...

Good News: Clean Water for the Village of Catanamatias!

Cross Catholic Outreach just received this photo from our ministry partner FUNDASEP in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to gifts from our generous supporters, Bishop Jose Grullón Estrella recently dedicated this water system in the village of Catanamatias. Before the system was installed, poor villagers walked miles in mountainous terrain to collect contaminated water. Because of ...