Christopher West Answers “What Is Lent?”

Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan Answers “What Is Lent?”

CRS Rice Bowl - Image used with permission of Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Come “Hangout” with Us Today to Chat #Lent and Rice Bowl!

CRS Rice Bowl - Image used with permission of Catholic Relief Services

Today’s the day! Be sure to join us at noon ET/9:00 am Pacific at the Google Hangout page to participate. I can’t wait to chat with my friends about our preparations for Lent and how CRS Rice Bowl will be a big part of my family’s Lenten almsgiving this year. Celebrating it’s 40th year, Catholic [Read More...]

#CRS Media Storify: Catch a Recap of our Mission to Tanzania

How could you not fall in love with these faces?

I’d say that today, a full week later, my body has finally realized that it’s no longer in Eastern Africa. Unfortunately, I think I left a piece of my heart their permanently with the amazing people we met! But as we’ve learned so often, the heart has an amazing capacity to grow. Looking at the [Read More...]

One Year after #Haiyan, Our Love and Prayers are Still Needed

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few days beyond the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan and that the news from the Philippines brings many stories of recovery and rebuilding. This stunning photo from our friends at Catholic Relief Services paints a vivid image: It hardly seems possible that so much cleanup and [Read More...]

Ending #Ebola: How You and I Can Help

MichaelStulman

We’ve watched on television as news of Ebola has reached our shores over the past few weeks. I can’t help but think that for some of us, it took an outbreak here in our country to wake us up to those who are suffering from this crippling health crisis around the world. When I learned [Read More...]

Following the @USCCB #PeacePilgrimage Online

As a Catholic geek, I love the fact that when our Bishops do something as important as take a “Peace Pilgrimage” in the Holy Land, they go out of their way to share it with the faithful using the latest tools of technology. An overview of the trip is provided by the USCCB: This week, [Read More...]

Families in the Philippines Need Continuing Support in Wake of Typhoon Rammasun

Last night, when I drifted off to sleep, I did so with prayers on my lips for the families of the Philippines, who were then awaiting the impact of Typhoon Rammasun. Before going to bed, I had requested the following interview with Elizabeth Tromans, a Regional Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Response for Catholic Relief [Read More...]

CRS Egan Fellows Announced – Will Travel to Syria

Eileen Egan

As a recipient of last year’s Egan Journalism Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services, I know firsthand what an amazing experience the newly announced Egan Fellows will enjoy. I thought I’d share today’s announcement from CRS and invite you to pray not only for these four journalists who will travel to Syria, but also for writers [Read More...]

@TheAtlantic Looks at Post-Genocidal Health Trends in #Rwanda

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH In my ongoing look at the Rwanda twenty years after the genocide, I looked today at the article “This Is Resilience” which appeared on April 4th [Read More...]


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