In a region of great need, the Kobonal Haiti Mission shines as a beacon of hope. For 30 years, its founder, Father Glenn Meaux, has worked tirelessly in this remote farming community to care for the poor. In Haiti, nearly three in five people live below the poverty line.
Cross Catholic Outreach was honored to welcome Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila to our board of directors earlier this year. His relationship with Cross Catholic Outreach dates back to 2008, when he endorsed our ministry during his time as the Bishop of Fargo, saying, “The service that Cross provides to the poor and needy throughout third-world countries is a great witness to Jesus Christ.”
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the wake of news that Archbishop Gregory Aymond of the Archdiocese of New Orleans contracted COVID-19, Cross Catholic Outreach extended a helping hand to the Archdiocese, providing 17 pallets of hygiene packs to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Since our founding almost two decades ago, nearly 150 Catholic Bishops in the United States have written letters of endorsement for our mission to serve the poorest of the poor, and five more have recently joined their brother bishops to encourage us in our continuing mission.
Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme, Bishop of Wichita, is one of the eight Catholic Bishops who sit on our board of directors. With the upcoming World Day of the Poor, Bishop Kemme reflected on the work of Cross Catholic Outreach and our model of providing aid through the concept of integral human development.
Earlier this year, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson expressed thanks for our continued work to bring the Corporal Works of Mercy to the poorest of the poor.