CRS in United States
Our work in the United States focuses on a single mission: to help Catholics here at home put their faith into action. The Gospel calls us to care for one another as brothers and sisters, to live as one human family.
As the official international agency of the Catholic Church in the United States, we have a special role to play in helping those in need overseas. We work with the local Church and partners to create a world in which people stand in solidarity. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through emergency response, health and agriculture programs, among others.
CRS invites you to respond to the call for action by learning about the issues that keep our brothers and sisters overseas in poverty. We invite you to pray with us and to speak out for those whose voices are not heard. We invite you to get involved in the Church's work to care for our neighbors around the world.
Just as you support CRS to help the poorest and most vulnerable overseas improve their lives, we work with you to help build a world free from the devastating effects of poverty, war and injustice.
CRS has five regional offices around the U.S. to support Catholic individuals, parishes and dioceses as they strive to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and make decisions as consumers, voters and advocates to promote more just and peaceful societies.
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April 27, 2016
Largest Ever Tech for Development Conference May 16-19 Nairobi
Conference discusses how to use technology to help the world's poor.
April 25, 2016
Mother's Day Gifts of Hope
This Mother’s Day, honor your mom with a gift that has the power to change lives. When you select one or more items from our Gift Catalog , you are providing hope and empowerment to people who need it the most. We’ve...
April 21, 2016
CRS PRAISES U.S. SIGNING OF PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD ON EARTH DAY
Catholic Relief Services praises the progress made this Friday, April 22, and also Earth Day, by the nations signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York,...
April 21, 2016
CRS is pleased that the U.S. Senate has passed the Global Food Security Act
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is pleased that the U.S. Senate has passed the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) , an important step in ensuring that millions around the world will no longer suffer from hunger,...