Cross Catholic Outreach transforms the lives of the poor in Latin America by supporting local Catholic charitable programs.
I have been traveling to Guatemala for years and have witnessed the incredible resilience of the country’s people, so it is impossible for me to be objective about the impact of the recent volcanic eruption.
There was a time when the Salesian Sisters running Casa Hogar Copainala Home for Girls in Mexico were desperate because they had difficulty finding resources to purchase food for the children in their care. With no money to buy groceries, the nuns would gather the girls at the orphanage to pray in the chapel.
Today we celebrate World Water Day — a day to recognize the critical importance of fresh, safe water. The idea for this special day was suggested to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, and on March 22, 1993, the first World Water Day was declared.
Amigos for Christ’s headquarters includes a unique Story Board. It’s a space for the Nicaraguan ministry’s hardworking American volunteers to write a few words about their life-changing experience serving the poor.
Last month’s inaugural ceremony for the newly constructed homes in the village of Las Palmas attracted a Nicaraguan TV news crew. This was a happy moment for all involved, as each family was presented with a Bible and the keys to their sturdy new home, provided by Rainbow Network with funding from Cross Catholic.