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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

Catholic charity urges HIV/AIDS funding in US budget

Jul 10, 2012

As congressional debate over the U.S. budget continues, Catholic Relief Services has stressed the need to preserve foreign aid funding,... Read more

Two boys from Syria are among the thousands of Syrian refugees receiving food and other emergency assistance from Caritas Jordan.

Catholics providing Syrian refugees with medical treatment

Jul 8, 2012

It was the end of March when the violence in Syria became unbearable for Salwa, a young mother who lived... Read more

Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services.

Leader of Catholic Relief Services emphasizes efforts to aid poor

Jun 20, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

At the recent spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services,... Read more

The cross of St. Mary's Catholic church surrounded by the frame of the former parish. Courtesy of Show Me the Ozarks Magazine by photographer Doug Hunt.

Signs of hope one year after Joplin tornado

May 22, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

As the residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster that hit their community, a diocesan... Read more