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Delivering food, shelter, and hope to the poorest of the poor
Cross Catholic Outreach was founded on the principles of Catholic social teaching — promoting the care of the poor and marginalized and working to protect human dignity — and its programs have reflected these important missions for more than 20 years. We have been blessed to have the support of two thirds of the bishops in the United States, and just within the past few months, six more bishops have added their voices in praise of our missionary work.
Bishop Louis Tylka — Diocese of Peoria
“This work of supporting Catholic missionaries in collaboration with The Dicastery for the Service of Charity is an answer to the needs of so many crying out for help in a world that often neglects the poor. Thank God for the priests and staff of Cross Catholic who have a heart for the poor.”
Bishop William Koenig — Diocese of Wilmington
“We are blessed as Catholics that our Holy Father Pope Francis encourages us to grow in our love and support of the poorest of the poor. Be assured of my gratitude for the good work done by Cross Catholic Outreach. May God continue to bless your work in meeting the material and spiritual needs of the poor.”
Bishop Jeffrey Walsh — Diocese of Gaylord
“Having the blessed experience of participating in many mission trips over the years, both international and domestic, I am drawn to the essential message of Cross Catholic Outreach: ‘delivering food, shelter and hope to the poorest of the poor.’ Cross Catholic Outreach is another shining example of the Church ‘walking the talk’ of faith. Prayers are with you in every endeavor to bring the Gospel to life.”
Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS — Diocese of Charleston
“As Christians, let us always make charity, faith and hope the basis of our lives in action. For your mission to the poor, I am pleased to endorse Cross Catholic Outreach.”
Bishop Earl Fernandes — Diocese of Columbus
“I am especially fond of your Box of Joy® ministry to children. Prior to my becoming Bishop of Columbus, my previous parish participated in this program, and it helped raise awareness among young people of the need to alleviate poverty worldwide. I saw firsthand how the ‘faith in action’ of children inspired a greater spirit of solidarity and generosity among adult members of the parish.”
Bishop Erik Pohlmeier — Diocese of St. Augustine
“The work of Cross Catholic Outreach to bring the love of Christ to those in need through practical assistance and compassionate care is a powerful example of the Gospel in action.”
Find all our endorsements at CrossCatholic.org/endorsements.
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