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FOR LENT FOR LIFE 2020

BRING LENT TO LIFE! Through CRS Rice Bowl, we journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. This year, our 2020…

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Encounter Lent 2019-Week #5

Photo by Mohamed Reefi for Catholic Relief Services Despite earning a teaching degree, Ona struggled to find work in Gaza. She was not able to apply to jobs elsewhere because she is not allowed to leave Gaza. Through a CRS…

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Encounter Lent 2019-Week #4

Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Catholic Relief Services Kumba B. Kamara (right), 12, eats lunch in her classroom at DEC Sinkunia Primary School in Sinkunia, Koinadugu, Sierra Leone. Kumba attends a local CRS-sponsored school, where her favorite subject is…

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Encounter Lent 2019-Week #3

Call to Family, Community and Participation Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Call to Family, Community and Participation, we remember that human beings are social by nature-we…

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Encounter Lent 2019-Week #2

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, Jesus tells us to give special care to those…

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Encounter Lent 2019-Week #1

Life and Dignity of the Human Person Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Jesus reminds us that we are all…

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Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking

"Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ." ~ Pope Francis In January 2019, the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees (M+R) Section released a new document: “Pastoral Orientations on Human…

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OPEN WIDE OUR HEARTS

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. ~ 1 John, 3:1 Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love is a pastoral letter released by the United States Catholic…

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Pope Francis Prayer for the Care of Creation

Give thanks to God for Sister Water, simple and useful for life like nothing else on our planet. September 1, 2018 marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. On this day, Pope Francis thanked the Lord…

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