News and Notes
February 2016 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including February 2015.
Rice Bowl 2016
Resources for parishes, schools and families. Ash Wednesday is February 10 and Easter Sunday is March 27.
CRS Collection 2016
Collection resources for parishes. The CRS Collection is on March 5/6, 2016.
The Pope Video - Care for Creation
The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of the Holy Father’s monthly intentions related to the challenges the humanity faces.
Syria and other global emergencies and CRS responses
Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Bishops’ Migration Chair: U.S. Should Welcome Syrian Refugees
“These refugees are fleeing terror themselves—violence like we have witnessed in Paris. … We cannot and should not blame them for the actions of a terrorist organization..”
Contests for children and youth 2015-2016
Annual contests to consider, with encouragement from your Missions Office.
Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home
Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change
Advocacy: Sign up for Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP)
Learn how you can join other U.S. Catholics to defend the lives and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.