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Their numbers are growing at an alarming rate: Children crossing borders alone to escape desperate circumstance only to find new perils at every step along the way.
The Church and its international humanitarian arm, Catholic Relief Services, see the problem of unaccompanied minors as...More
They say you can never really leave the gang. But that's not always true. Although he almost died trying, Manuel* got out, and now he's trying to help others in his community do the same.
Wariso Dekamo waits for a herd of bleating goats to cross in front of him as he makes his way toward two haggling traders at a livestock market in Arsi Negele, Ethiopia.
"I'll give you [$30]," a man says. "That's not a price for a moderate-sized goat; it's worth [$40]," a woman counters...More
As you know, Catholic Relief Services is part of Caritas Internationalis, the worldwide network of the Catholic Church’s charitable organizations. We work in 93 countries around the world, and in many of these countries the local Caritas is our partner. Our Caritas...More
Ayuba Ahmed's kitchen has undergone a complete remodel. Her husband, Temame, a brick maker, rebuilt the round mud walls to include four shelves for teacups and ingredients. With comfort in mind, Temame added a nook to lay a mattress so the family can rest while they wait for Ayuba's mouth-...More
Since becoming a mother, I relate to the women I meet in the field in a completely different way. I understand their sacrifices on a new level, and their commitment to their children. And I understand the motivation behind all of their hard work, day in and day out....More
Forgiveness. It's perhaps one of the most challenging of the Christian values. It's difficult to fathom a woman turning to the man who killed her entire family and saying, "I have forgiven you."
Yet that is what is happening in Rwanda, with the support of Catholic Relief Services....More
In his 54 years of life, Jimmy Patterson traveled only once outside the United States. He was 8 years old, and it was to the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico.
So when the lifelong Texan hopped on a plane bound for Jordan on October 4, 2013, he knew the trip would be like no other....More