News and Notes
December 2015 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including December 2014.
World Day of Peace 2016
Celebrated on January 1, 2016. Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services.
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.
Guatemala Immersion for Teachers, Catechists, and Youth Ministers
June 22-30, 2016. A collaboration between Maryknoll and your Missions Office.
2016 National Migration Week Small Grants Program
For Catholic parishes, schools or local organizations listed in the Official Catholic Directory. Deadline is Friday, November 27, 2015. Notification of awards will be announced during the 2016 National Migration Week.
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.