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CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Carolyn Woo’s CNS Column – ‘More’ for Women in the Church

March 4, 2015

”More’ for Women in the Church’ by CRS President & CEO Carolyn Woo, is part of her monthly column for Catholic News Service.

CRS Assists Filipino Farmers’ Transition into Successful Entrepreneurs

February 26, 2015

CRS and the Filipino Department of Agrarian Reform are providing market research and training for farmers as they expand their businesses.

CRS staff unload food from a World Food Programme helicopter, and distributing it among families who have been displaced and affected by ongoing violence. Photo by Donal Reilly/CRS

From HuffPo: The Real and Heroic Hunger Games

February 25, 2015

William Lambers says emergency food assists those in need, but only if there is enough funding to support programs like Food for Peace program.

CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

CRS President Carolyn Woo to Speak at Assumption College

February 24, 2015

Her address will explore how love for God cannot be separately expressed from love for those He places in our care.

Haitian Hospital Built by CRS Prepares to Fully Reopen to Patients

February 23, 2015

Rebuilt after its destruction in the 2010 earthquake, and dedicated on January 15th, the hospital completely reopens April 1st.

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CRS Rice Bowl Video: Hungering for Peace in Lebanon

February 19, 2015

CRS’ Caroline Brennan describes the profound impact of acknowledging the suffering of others.

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On CNA: How Catholics, Lent, and Bowls of Rice are Changing the World

February 18, 2015

CRS Rice Bowl beneficiary Thomas Awiapo describes how the program changed his life and the lives of his children.

On CNN: 5 Myths (And One Surprising Fact) About Lent

February 18, 2015

Our favorite one is the “Surprising Fact.”

Lebanon. Photo by CLMC/Jean J. Khoury

Syrian Refugees Battle Winter Storm in Lebanon

February 17, 2015

Already in a difficult situation, Syrian refugees face additional hardship from winter storms.

CRS President & CEO, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Carolyn Woo on the Importance of Empathy

February 12, 2015

CRS President & CEO Carolyn Woo discusses CRS’ work, empathy and inspiring a new generation of students.