“Blessed are the young,” said Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, “for they shall inherit the national debt.” Hoover’s witty mangling of Matthew 5:5 still gets a laugh today, just as it surely did when he made the wisecrack in 1936.
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Deadly Cyclone Mocha Hit Myanmar Areas Where Persecuted Rohingya Muslim Minority Lives
The Catholic Church has dispatched aid materials to the hardest-hit regions of Myanmar after deadly Cyclone Mocha battered the southeast Asian country May 14.
Mother Who Fled Ukrainian Homeland Grateful for Family, Charity, Amid War
Marina Skulko, a Ukrainian mother of three, has celebrated Mother’s Day and all other holidays differently since saying goodbye to her husband and fleeing her war-torn homeland more than a year ago to find refuge in neighboring Moldova.
CRS Calls For International Aid To Be Increased to $73 Billion
In recent testimony, the head of Catholic Relief Services requested that Congress increase international humanitarian aid in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget to almost $73 billion, as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic have diminished economic opportunities and caused greater poverty and food insecurity across the world’s poorest nations.
CRS Launches Campaign to Build Greater Catholic Response to Climate Change
Working with small farmers in the Horn of Africa, Yohannes Subagadis with Catholic Relief Services keeps hearing how difficult it is for growers to raise even minimal crops for their families to live on let alone to have extra to take to market.
‘It Was Over in Four Hail Marys,’ Says Survivor of New Orleans Tornado
The tornado ripped through several Arabi neighborhoods March 22, killing one man, destroying 40 homes and severely damaging more than 100 others in neighborhoods submerged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Catholic Relief Services on the Ground in Moldova Helping Ukrainian Refugee
When Caroline Brennan met Ukrainian refugee Mahamudoff Gazym at an overcrowded bus station in Otaci, Moldova, he spoke about the questions his grandchildren ask that he doesn’t have a concrete answer to: “Who is making all the sounds of the bombs? How long are we going to sleep in the car?”
Only In Print: Rice Bowl Almsgiving on the Rebound after COVID Crimp
The 2022 Rice Bowl Lenten almsgiving program, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, is underway with local organizers and participants hoping to improve on last year’s rebound from a pandemic-induced slump in 2020.
Catholic Relief Services Seeks Safety and Prosperity in El Salvador
Catholic Relief Services, which operates several programs in El Salvador, is worthy of support, said retired Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros and an engineer from that country who now lives in Queens. Their observations coincide with the start of the 2022 Rice Bowl Lenten almsgiving program sponsored by CRS.
Catholic Relief Services Works to Aid Farmers in Madagascar
An aerial image of Grimaud’s home in southeastern Madagascar shows three frail single room homes on a small plot of land surrounded by dense forest. Grimaud, a farmer, supports five children through a handful of products that earn him a nominal wage.