Every life is precious to God, and as Catholics, we are called to respond to the needs of the sick as a Corporal Work of Mercy. That’s why Cross Catholic Outreach provides support and resources for free and affordable health programs that serve the poor. It is a mission that ensures even the most disadvantaged families receive the preventive care and medical treatments they deserve.
In fiscal year 2022, we continued to empower our Catholic ministry partners to look after the health needs of the sick and injured. In total, Cross Catholic Outreach provided $313,361,287 in grants and material aid — including medicines and medical supplies and 93 medical staff and medical support staff salaries. There was also the less tangible, but no less important, impact on hearts and souls as our Catholic partners ministered to the poor with the healing touch of Christ.
For example, in Ethiopia, your support empowered the Brothers of Good Works to provide prenatal care to more than 1,800 mothers at the Saint Gabriel Catholic Health Center. You also helped the Daughter of the Redeemer staff the Mangango Mission Hospital in Zambia with medical professionals who serve patients with dignity and respect. And in Haiti, you helped treat and screen women for breast cancer through the Diocese of Jeremie’s Women’s Health Program.