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María Romero de Jovel, age 65, holds a picture of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during a special mass commemorating his 35th martyrdom anniversary. Photo by Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS

Archbishop Oscar Romero a ‘Beacon of Light’ for Charity

May 23, 2015

On the day of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification, we look back at his legacy and share a personal reflection on his life.


Girls Count Act Passage an Important Step to Eradicate Poverty and Protect Girls

May 21, 2015

The House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations Committees each passed nearly identical versions of the Girls Count Act today, setting the stage for floor votes.


Harnessing Information Technologies to Help the World’s Poor Is Focus of 7th Annual CRS Conference

May 21, 2015

Technology leaders from around the world to convene in Chicago May 27-29.

Caritas Internationalis Food Security Study

Global Caritas Survey Points to Leading Causes of Hunger

May 18, 2015

Lack of resources, low agricultural productivity and climate change among challenges highlighted.

CRS Helping Refugees Fleeing Burundi

May 16, 2015

CRS is working with Caritas Rwanda to provide nutritional supplementation for thousands in transit camps, many suffering from acute malnutrition.


NPR: Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

May 15, 2015

Families, many of whom are living outside because their homes were damaged or destroyed in the recent earthquakes, are concerned about the coming monsoon rains.


CRS President Asks House to Pass Girls Count Act

May 13, 2015

The Girls Count Act calls on the U.S. government to encourage birth registration for girls around the world.


CRS Provides Relief During Time of Loss and Grief in Nepal

May 7, 2015

The day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake roiled the mountains of Nepal, the Rana family was spread out. When the earthquake hit, the world stopped for the Ranas as it did for hundreds of thousands in Nepal.

CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Carolyn Woo’s CNS Column – Come, Holy Spirit

May 5, 2015

‘Come, Holy Spirit’ by CRS President & CEO Carolyn Woo, is part of her monthly column for Catholic News Service.

CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Working for a Better World – With You!

May 4, 2015

When asked why she works so hard every day, Carolyn Woo said, “The poor don’t get a lot but they get us and therefore they deserve the very best of us, not our second best.” Dr. Woo’s new book, “Working for a Better World,” is the personal story of a young woman born in Hong […]