Tag: CRS

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

Baltimore, Md.,| A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go unreported, and encourage us to welcome migrants, while also working to address the challenges that lead them to leave their homes, said the head of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) this week. “Thousands of… Read more »

For second time in months, CRS forced to cut funding to Gaza

JERUSALEM | Catholic Relief Services cut its services to needy people in the Gaza Strip by closing a U.S. government-funded program because of the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act. This was the second CRS program in Gaza affected the U.S. government decisions in recent months: The first was the administration’s freeze on funding to medical and humanitarian… Read more »

Garcia understands the mission of CRS

Palm Beach Gardens | In 1943, U.S. Catholic bishops created an international humanitarian organization to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, Catholic Relief Services has expanded and today reaches 130 million people in more than 100 countries. While the types and delivery methods of services have broadened dramatically, the mission of the… Read more »

CRS celebrates 75 years of helping the most vulnerable

RIVIERA BEACH | Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is celebrating 75 years of serving people in need. And here in the Diocese of Palm Beach, the Catholic Charities minister who promotes the agency and its programs is in the national spotlight. Elena Garcia, ministry director… Read more »

Educators witness live-saving efforts in Ghana

ORLANDO | Local educators witnessed how funds from Catholic Relief Services offer communities access to something the Florida residents would take for granted — clean water. Henry Fortier, superintendent of Catholic schools, and a handful of teachers were in Ghana for 10 days in early July as they joined a team from CRS in small… Read more »

CRS student ambassadors stress need for human dignity to Congress

WASHINGTON | Denise Ssettimba just began her brief presentation to an aide to Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, on the need to maintain U.S. funding for global anti-hunger efforts when two congressional dining staffers with food carts in tow asked to squeeze by in a busy hallway in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The 18-year-old Xavier… Read more »

CRS chief offers global vision

DORAL | The head of Catholic Relief Services told several hundred Hispanic leaders from the U.S. southeast recently that they are a vital part of the Church’s future “global voice” and missionary discipleship. “The statement you see on signs all the time now is ‘when you see something, say something,’ and to be a missionary… Read more »