Please give a warm welcome to our new chairman of the board, Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi! As you may know, Archbishop Rodi has a long history with Cross Catholic Outreach as a trusted and faithful member of our board of directors – and he brings an impressive resume.
After more than a decade of faithful service with our ministry, and nearly 50 years in the priesthood, Bishop Sam Jacobs, chairman and founding board member of Cross Catholic Outreach, has announced his retirement.
We just received this update from Alvaro Ubilla, project manager for our ministry partner Amigos for Christ. With the help of Cross Catholic Outreach, thousands of people living in 14 rural Nicaraguan villages now have access to safe water.
Last week Pope Benedict XVI announced his plans to resign due to failing strength—and during this morning’s daily readings I cannot help but reflect on his years of fruitful service.
Cross Catholic has been working with Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines to transform the slums of metro Manila into thriving communities. The difference is like night and day, and you can see the change not only in the landscape but also in the hearts and minds of the families who now have so much hope.
This Christmas, many lay missionaries—and many of our ministry partners—will be spending Christmas out in the field, ministering to the poor they serve. These disciples of Christ might be serving hot meals, visiting the elderly, or doing other meaningful work on behalf of the poor on Christmas Day in addition to celebrating Christ’s birth.