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CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Cardinal Newman Center Interviews Carolyn Woo on Keeping Theology in Catholic Education

April 1, 2015

Following Carolyn Woo’s “America” article on the theology requirement at Notre Dame, the Cardinal Newman Center wants to hear more.

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EWTN News Nightly Highlights CRS Program in the Congo

April 1, 2015

EWTN News Nightly features a CRS program in the Congo which is funded in part by donations made to CRS Rice Bowl.

CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

CRS President Carolyn Woo on “Business as a Force for Good”

March 31, 2015

Speaking at the University of Mary, Dr. Carolyn Woo explains how CRS uses business principles to serve the needs of others.

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Actor Ben Affleck Highlights Partnership with CRS in DRC Coffee Project

March 27, 2015

In testimony before the Senate, Ben Affleck provides a good example of U.S. foreign assistance by highlighting a partnership between his organization, CRS and USAID.

EWTN: Archbishop Auza on the Extraordinary and Heroic Work of Women

March 24, 2015

In his comments to the UN on respect for women, Archbishop Auza offers praise for CRS president Dr. Carolyn Woo.


March 25 Webcast: Not Abandoned, Caring for Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

March 23, 2015

Wednesday’s webcast will cover the Church’s response, current U.S. policy and the future of the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crises.


Ebola Update: Overcoming 5 Key Challenges with Effective Solutions

March 20, 2015

CRS and our partners respond to five specific Ebola-related challenges with solutions that make a difference.

Cyclone Pam: CRS Coordinating Response with Caritas Australia and New Zealand

March 18, 2015

CRS is supporting Caritas Oceania agencies’ Cyclone Pam response with 2,000 emergency tarps.

The Tragedy and Gratitude of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

March 18, 2015

Soha Menassa, CRS’ regional representative in Lebanon, describes the growing needs of Syrian refugees and how Catholic agencies are responding.

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CRS’ Joan Rosenhauer – We are All Called to Faithful Citizenship

March 17, 2015

CRS’ Joan Rosenhauer explains why our faith needs to guide our political decisions.