Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) arrived in the Philippines at 4:40 AM on Nov. 8 hitting Guiuan, Eastern Samar Island, with wind speeds of 195 mph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone on record to have made landfall anywhere in the world. Thousands are thought to be dead
WASHINGTON—Leaders of five national Catholic organizations, including two committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), urged the Farm Bill Conference Committee to negotiate a Farm Bill that “reflects a commitment to the common good.” “Agriculture policies mus
Imagine having to leave your home today, perhaps with little notice, taking only what you can carry, to set off for a foreign land where you hope to find safety for your family. Imagine the fear and sadness you might feel. Imagine the desperation, and courage, it would take to
As July progresses, it is tempting to submerge ourselves in the relaxing pool of summer vacation. Our education, our work, and even our faith can seem like bothersome burdens under the influence of the hot, summer sun. In addition to prayer, Confession, and the Eucharist, we can rehyd
U.S. poverty-focused international assistance saves lives worldwide. But some in Congress propose significant cuts to this lifesaving aid to address our nation’s deficit even though it makes up less than 1% of the U.S. budget. Send a message to your elected officials here.
“God loves these people. He gives them hope when they wake up each day.” A Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staff person in Kenya spoke these words to me when I visited Kenya in September 2011. Anyone who has encountered people who are poor or suffering in some way knows the truth of th
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed the prayers and solidarity of the U.S. bishops and Catholic for the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake.
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti causing extensive damage, killing many and leaving thousands homeless and in crisis. Six months later, hope has been restored and progress is being made. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is still there helping meet the needs of th
Three months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake tore at the heart of Haitian community and family life, Catholic Relief Services’ emergency relief operations have reached more than 720,000 people living at the epicenter of unimaginable loss. Across Port-au-Prince and outlying areas, CRS