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This past month, the Catholic world marked its first year walking in the faith with Pope Francis. In 1 short year, he's been celebrated for his words and his actions, both inside and outside the Church, renewed the call of the Gospel and brought deep meaning to the mission of Catholic Relief...More
I was thirsty and you gave me drink…. Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
—Matthew 25:35, 25:40
Each day, 783 million people do not have access to clean water. By supporting Catholic Relief Services, you're...More
The first child I meet at the Blessed John Paul II Center in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, is Adama. He seems inquisitive, so I pick him up and place him on my lap. Adama and I examine each other as Sister Pauline Drouin tells us about the clinic's services and procedures....More
Catholic Relief Services commemorates the day a crowd of some 46,000 people attended the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with His Holiness at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The celebration was part of the Pope's first—and only—tour of the United States.More
Djélika Haïdara pushes a braid off her face and hitches her 5-month-old son higher onto her hip. She leans down to look into the metal pot simmering on the wood-stoked stove set on the kitchen floor.
Cooking has been her main occupation since they left Timbuktu, in northern Mali—since...More
As the fierce violence in Syria continues to force families to flee the country, another crisis is looming: winter. Temperatures are plummeting, making living conditions even more precarious. The United Nations estimates that more than 500,000 Syrians have flooded across borders into Lebanon,...More
I'm very big on atmosphere. I'm one of those people who can walk into a room and tell whether its inhabitants are feeling generally perky—or have just had a blazing row.
Whenever I travel around West and Central Africa for Catholic Relief Services, I subconsciously seem to work out...More
This Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of Christ with our family and friends, remember how good it feels to be the one giving gifts. It goes beyond gifts wrapped in bright paper and piled under the tree. As a Catholic, you give the most important gifts every single day of the year: the gifts...More