Reaching Out to Our Cuban Neighbors

March 21, 2012 by  
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USCCB Media Blog – March 19, 2012 Bishop Gerald Kicanas, chair of Catholic Relief Services’ Board of Directors, reflects on Pope Benedict’s upcoming trip to Cuba: Later this month, I have the privilege of traveling with several other brother bishops from the United States to join our Holy Father on his visit to Cuba. Pope […]

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As Holidays Approach, Catholic Aid Agencies Encourage Generosity

November 22, 2011 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Kevin J. Jones – November 21, 2011 Washington D.C., Nov 21, 2011 / (CNA/EWTN News) – Officials with Catholic charities and relief agencies have asked people to remember both the needs of the poor at home and those facing humanitarian disasters overseas. Generosity is “so central to our faith,” said […]

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A Prayer for Japan

March 23, 2011 by  
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Whispers in the Loggia – March 23, 2011 In the wake of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, resulting tsunamis and nuclear chaos that have ravaged Japan over the last 12 days, in a message over the weekend the president of the Japanese bishops, Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga SJ of Osaka, issued the following prayer, requesting its […]

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Bishops Voice Solidarity with Japan, Urge Catholics to Support Efforts of Catholic Relief Services Following Earthquake

March 18, 2011 by  
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – March 16, 2011 WASHINGTON (March 16, 2011)—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. In his March 14 letter […]

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Bishops: Poor Need More Help Now, Not Less

February 16, 2011 by  
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Zenit – February 15, 2011 Say Budgets Are Also a Moral Issue WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 15, 2011 (Zenit.org) – Budgets aren’t just an economic issue — they are a moral one, too, according to the bishops of the United States. The heads of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committees and the president of […]

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Catholics in U.S. Donate Nearly $60 Million to Haiti Relief Effort

April 9, 2010 by  
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Catholic News Agency – April 9, 2010 Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2010 / (CNA) – A collection initiated in January by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to help victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti has raised nearly $60 million dollars to date. Since Cardinal Francis George and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New […]

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Catholic Relief Services: New Hope for Ethiopia

March 25, 2010 by  
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(Archdiocese of Chicago) Catholic Chicago Blog – March 22, 2010 Fr. Kevin J. Feeney – “For I was hungry, you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me…” A group of eight seminarians from Mundelein […]

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Tremendous Catholic Response to Haitian Relief Efforts

For His Friends (Diocese of St. Petersburg) – By Bishop Robert Lynch – March 3, 2010 How are We Doing in Haiti? Thought you might be interested in the following figures for Haiti relief efforts in the five weeks since the earthquake: $276,000,000 – American Red Cross (includes 6 million from the “Hope for Haiti […]

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Bishops Request Collections for Haiti in All U.S. Churches

Catholic News Service – By Cindy Wooden – January 14, 2010 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Parishes across the United States have been asked to take up a second collection Jan. 16-17 to help ease “the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in Haiti” after a magnitude 7 earthquake. Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president […]

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USCCB, CRS Global Poverty Initiative Reaches Quarter Million Catholics

Reuters – September 21, 2009 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced that they have reached over 250,000 Catholics through their Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, a renewed nationwide effort to address the root causes of global poverty through education and advocacy. In less than seven months, they […]

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