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A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

'Don’t abandon us' – Church in Mosul 'no longer exists'

Oct 23, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said... Read more

Two nurses and Ebola Case.

Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

Sep 17, 2014

President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew... Read more

A man leaves his car and packs his bag at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

Catholic groups unite to help Iraqis ousted by extremists

Aug 6, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Catholic Relief Services and Caritas have agreed to a common plan to help those who have fled from their homes... Read more

Two nurses and Ebola Case.

Education crucial to limiting Ebola outbreak, relief agency says

Aug 1, 2014

By Kate Veik

As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the... Read more

People take shelter in a parish church in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area.

Bishops laud Catholic Relief Services for Philippines aid

Jun 14, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic Relief Services' chairman has affirmed the international aid agency's strength and effective representation of the bishops' conference, especially lauding... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Shipping bill could cut aid to millions, Catholic leaders warn

Jun 2, 2014

Leaders of Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the Senate to defeat a legislative... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

'Dire' situation continues in Central African Republic

May 21, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

An ongoing lack of security in the Central African Republic is among the challenges facing those who long for peace,... Read more

Youth participate in Typhoon Haiyan relief assistance.

Filipinos continue to recover from Typhoon Haiyan

Mar 19, 2014

More than four months since the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the people of the Philippines remain in the process of... Read more

Rice bowl app aims to engage Catholics in Lent, fight hunger

Feb 6, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic Relief Services’ annual Rice Bowl Program has added a new mobile app and a social media-based photo challenge to... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City (File Photo/CNA).

Archbishop Coakley humbled, surprised to be CRS chairman

Nov 20, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City says he feels privileged to have been named chairman of the board for Catholic... Read more

Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, speaks to the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops asked to hold collection for Typhoon Haiyan relief

Nov 12, 2013

U.S. Bishops gathered at their fall general assembly in Baltimore were asked to hold a special collection for victims of... Read more

A boy stands beside a CRS vehicle in the village of Katooke in western Uganda. Photo by CRS staff.

Bishops praise CRS for Catholic identity training, screening

Sep 17, 2013

Following criticism of Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops have reaffirmed their support for the agency, applauding its “very strong... Read more

Bishops say confusion around CRS in Madagascar cleared up

Aug 8, 2013

The U.S. bishop who chairs the board of Catholic Relief Services said that local Church leaders in Madagascar have given... Read more


Ken Hackett approved as America's next Vatican ambassador

Aug 5, 2013

After a vacancy of nearly one year, the U.S. Senate approved the former head of Catholic Relief Services, Ken Hackett,... Read more

Africa archbishop affirms support for Catholic Relief Services

Aug 2, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Madagascar archbishop has distanced himself from controversial claims that Catholic Relief Services distributed contraceptive drugs and abortifacients in his... Read more

Steubenville conference teens package meals for the hungry in Burkina Faso, Africa.

Teens pack 100,000 meals for poor in Africa

Aug 1, 2013

Participants at a youth conference in Atlanta helped feed the hungry of Burkina Faso, Africa, by volunteering to package more... Read more

Catholic Relief Services celebrates 70 years.

Catholic Relief Services honored on 70th anniversary

Jun 4, 2013

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Catholic Relief Services last week, the mayor of Baltimore declared an official “Catholic... Read more

CRS staffer Howard Bacayana walks through flood water as he assesses the damage from Typhoon Bopha in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Catholic agencies work to help Philippines typhoon victims

Dec 7, 2012

Catholic relief agencies are working to help the victims of Typhoon Bopha, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this... Read more

CRS Rice Bowl program has new internet component

Oct 18, 2012

Catholic Relief Services has revamped its traditional Lenten anti-hunger Operation Rice Bowl program to allow participants to register their rice... Read more

Catholic Relief Services responds to criticism over HIV document, employees

Sep 6, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic Relief Services has announced revisions to an HIV prevention document because of its “inappropriate information” about condoms and their... Read more