Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is asking the U.S. government to dedicate $12 billion dollars in future COVID-19 relief funding to foreign assistance in ending hunger.
A Vatican cardinal is warning that the tendency to be egotistical or nationalistic in the face of a global pandemic must be countered by a renewed understanding of human fraternity.
A decision last spring by the Trump administration to cut off humanitarian assistance to Central America is exacerbating the COVID-19 pandemic for a number of countries in the region, according to Catholic field workers.
More than 80 NGOs, including major Catholic service organizations, have entered into a Climate Compact pledging a “concerted, unified, and urgent action to address climate change,” through a full-scale review of their operations.
Bishop Frank Caggiano of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. — who is originally from Brooklyn— was named chairman of Catholic Relief Services, the arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that provides global humanitarian aid.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the new chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services following his appointment by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
There are many businesses in the world. Some are darker than others, but the darkest among them is human trafficking.
Opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican-based federation of national Catholic charities, Pope Francis celebrated Mass May 23 with some 450 delegates from around the world.
Lawrence A. Pezzullo, a career diplomat who became the first layman to head Catholic Relief Services (CRS), died at his home in Baltimore, Md., July 26. He was 91.
by Carolyn Woo
WHILE PREPARING for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, I paused on a statement describing a design principle for the event. In calling for missionary discipleship, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the participant guidebook cites Pope Francis’ caution that “‘mere administration’ can no longer be enough.”