Young People Empowered and Encouraged Through World Youth Day

Thousands of pilgrims followed Pope Francis to Panama this weekend in honor of World Youth Day. Concluding his visit on Sunday, January 27, His Holiness encouraged young men and women, saying, “You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God.”

How Cross Catholic Outreach is making an impact

Cross Catholic Outreach strives to empower many ministries that nurture and educate the youth of today. One such ministry is Santa María del Mexicano, located in Colón, Mexico. Through its four boarding homes, which also operate as schools, this ministry provides poor and at-risk youth with a loving home, balanced nutrition and a quality Catholic education. The ministries we support recognize the intrinsic value of boys and girls, who have been created in God’s image. They value them not because of what they will do tomorrow, but because of how much they matter to Christ right now.