Tag: Catholic Relief Services

Catholic leaders find proposed federal budget largely fails the moral test

Catholic leaders find proposed federal budget largely fails the moral test

| Dennis Sadowski | May 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

Church leaders repeated in interviews that a budget is a moral document that reflects the nation’s priorities and that they found that the spending plan revealed May 23 backs away from the country’s historical support for children, the elderly and the poor, and protecting the environment.

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CRS unveils book about Muslim-Christian cooperation in peacebuilding

CRS unveils book about Muslim-Christian cooperation in peacebuilding

Religion matters but relationships among people of different beliefs matter most when it comes to peacebuilding efforts, said a group of panelists at the introduction of a new Catholic Relief Services publication about Muslim-Christian cooperation around the world.

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CRS president: Denying entry to refugees won’t make U.S. safer

CRS president: Denying entry to refugees won’t make U.S. safer

| Barb Fraze and Dennis Sadowski | January 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

While U.S. elected officials have an obligation to protect the security of Americans, denying entry to desperate refugees will not make the country safer, said the president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.

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Guatemalan coffee growers find hope in CRS-supported cooperative

Guatemalan coffee growers find hope in CRS-supported cooperative

| Judith Sudilovsky | December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Six years after receiving a teaching degree 25-year-old Susana Mateo Cano still has not gotten a teaching job because she has no connections in Guatemala’s educational system.

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Faith and diplomacy: Hackett reflects on role as U.S. envoy to Vatican

Faith and diplomacy: Hackett reflects on role as U.S. envoy to Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ken Hackett, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, is gearing up to try retirement for the second time. The retired president of Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ overseas aid agency, is leaving his ambassadorial post three years and three months after presenting his credentials to Pope Francis.

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Catholic leaders call on Congress to increase humanitarian aid in budget

Catholic leaders call on Congress to increase humanitarian aid in budget

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The head of Catholic Relief Services and the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees have urged congressional leaders to approve additional funding for humanitarian relief and recovery operations as part of a comprehensive budget measure for fiscal 2017.

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For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

| Rhina Guidos | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many mornings Carolyn Y. Woo has arrived to the relative solitude of a chapel at the Baltimore headquarters of Catholic Relief Services, and as the bustling city comes to life, she has looked inside the serene space for a particular quiet spot, the place where she arms herself with prayer.

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‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

| Dennis Sadowski | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, told CNS that people want to act on climate change and he credits “Laudato Si'” for that willingness to step up because of their faith.

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New grant process to expand CRS Rice Bowl funds’ local impact

New grant process to expand CRS Rice Bowl funds’ local impact

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Center for Mission has distributed almost 44,000 Rice Bowls in the archdiocese this year. Last year, 123 local parishes, schools and Catholic institutions participated, and donations totaled $97,713 — $27,000 more than the local Rice Bowl collection in 2012.

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World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The competition is giving some Catholic groups the opportunity to raise awareness about a problem that’s prominent in many of the World Cup’s competing countries, one that no soccer fan is cheering: the scourge of persistent poverty and its debilitating effects.

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Funds from CRS Rice Bowl come back to archdiocese

Funds from CRS Rice Bowl come back to archdiocese

| Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for The Catholic Spirit | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year, 25 percent of the proceeds collected in the archdiocese through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl return to help fund the programs of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl recipes and reflections

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