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CRS Helping Hands Fall Essentials

September 2016

Every fall our hearts are filled with the joy and gratitude of the harvest season, as we enjoy the bounty of the harvest with our friends and family; but for many around the world the harvest does not reach them because of poverty, war or disease. As good stewards, we can take this time to…

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Why Not? Solidarity, the Baltimore Orioles and Baseball!

August 2016

This blog was written by guest-blogger, Ted Miles. On August 20, Catholic Relief Services and Baltimore’s beloved baseball team, the Orioles, will join together to fight hunger through a CRS Helping Hands event. As exciting as this is, my first reaction to this news was “How odd!” Yet, the more I thought about it, the…

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The Body of Christ in Atlanta

July 2016

This story was written by guest blogger, Kathy Montag. The gong sounded loudly, opening, in a real sense, a holy door in this Year of Mercy. Only those who passed through weren’t reverent or prayerful.  They whooped and hollered with great joy and anticipation.  With its 2016 theme, “Be Merciful as Your Father is Merciful,”…

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Meals have arrived!!

July 2016

Good news! Our April shipment arrived in Burkina a couple of weeks ago. The meals will be stored in the warehouse until they can be distributed to the many church-run centers we work with across the country. Did you know that it takes about one month for the shipment to arrive in the Port of…

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Pope Francis Addresses UN World Food Programme

June 2016

795 million people suffer from hunger. This statistic is difficult to grasp. It’s overwhelming and perhaps even seems insurmountable. Yet Pope Francis wants the world to know that it is not inevitable and that these 795 million people are not a statistic—they are individuals with names, faces, and stories. We, as members of God’s one…

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