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Trip to Cambodia and Laos proves ‘spiritually fruitful’

Trip to Cambodia and Laos proves ‘spiritually fruitful’

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently traveled with a small group from our Archdiocese to Cambodia and Laos to learn more about the work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). It was my first experience in Asia and my first CRS trip since having been elected to the CRS board by my brother bishops.

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At memorial Mass, CRS remembers four employees who died in plane crash

At memorial Mass, CRS remembers four employees who died in plane crash

| Paul McMullen | March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trying to better themselves so that they could better their country, the four CRS administrators were en route to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, when their flight crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, the capital of the east African nation that sits in a region wracked by famine.

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USCCB migration chairman, head of CRS oppose ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

USCCB migration chairman, head of CRS oppose ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee and the president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services March 13 joined Texas and Mexico bishops in opposing the U.S. policy of sending asylum-seekers back to Mexico while they wait for court proceedings.

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Four CRS staffers, humanitarian workers aboard Ethiopian jet that crashed

Four CRS staffers, humanitarian workers aboard Ethiopian jet that crashed

| Dennis Sadowski | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.

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Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

Catholic workers say U.S. aid cuts to Palestinians could be disastrous

| Judith Sudilovsky | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in the region.

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CRS president: Rice Bowl highlighting migration this year

CRS president: Rice Bowl highlighting migration this year

| February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, visited Archbishop Bernard Hebda Feb. 9 to discuss the archbishop’s new role on CRS’s board, which he joined last fall. Callahan spoke with The Catholic Spirit about the archbishop’s role and the work of CRS, including CRS Rice Bowl. CRS is the international humanitarian aid arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as it moved toward Florida Sept. 7, while Haiti prepared for a potential disaster.

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Pope prays for victims of ‘devastating’ mudslide in Sierra Leone

Pope prays for victims of ‘devastating’ mudslide in Sierra Leone

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered his condolences and his prayers to the people of Sierra Leone after flooding and a major mudslide Aug. 14 led to the deaths of hundreds of people and displaced thousands.

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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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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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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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