Kathleen Parker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, makes a nice mention Catholic Relief Services in her Washington Post column today. Her larger point is that the media tend to focus on the negative about the Catholic church and overlook all the good it does in the world. She writes:
Without the Catholic Church — the largest charitable organization in the world — millions of the least fortunate would suffer. Catholic Relief Services works in nearly 100 countries and reaches 100 million of the poorest people with emergency aid and health care, including 280 HIV and AIDS projects. Catholic Charities USA provided food services to 6.5 million people last year, according to Vatican sources.