In responding to WWI, the Catholic Church sought how to best serve both its own people and the larger national community at a time of great need, and today the needs of the church and the common good at large continue to guide the USCCB and those who work for it.
U.S. bishops’ conference arose out of a national crisis a century ago
Global campaign launches Sept. 27 to answer the call to ‘love your neighbor’
From St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis is expected to officially launch the “Share the Journey” global campaign Sept. 27 to support those who have fled their homes seeking a safe life for their families.
In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians
Although security is paramount, Iraqi Christians want to see reconciliation take place, enabling the country’s diverse mosaic of religions and ethnicities to live side by side.
Put aside ideology and work to rebuild Aleppo, say Catholic leaders
Mideast Catholic leaders are urging people to put aside ideology and blame and work to rebuild the city of Aleppo, Syria.
Catholic agencies see collaboration as key as new leaders come aboard
Stronger collaboration among leading Catholic organizations is ahead as they address long-standing human needs and strive to ensure that the work of the church prospers.
Catholic leaders call on Congress to increase humanitarian aid in budget
The head of Catholic Relief Services and the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees have urged congressional leaders to approve additional funding for humanitarian relief and recovery operations as part of a comprehensive budget measure for fiscal 2017.
In Syria, danger and misery are abundant, but solutions are scarce
Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city and once known as its jewel, sits in rubble, but more tragically so do its people.
For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement
The end of 2016 will mark the end of Carolyn Woo’s five-year stint with CRS but also more than four decades of a demanding professional life largely rooted in the halls of business academia and board rooms, and one which led her to the halls of Vatican, as well to the world’s poorest communities.