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News and Notes

CRS Rice Bowl

Rice Bowl 2018 resources for parishes, schools, and families (available in English & Spanish).


Rice Bowl 2018 bishops letter - February 13, 2018

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March 2018 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including March 2017.

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The Catholic Relief Services Collection - March 10-11, 2018

Our thanks to all who contributed to this collection essential to the work of six Catholic agencies working on international issues and serving the poorest and most marginalized. To learn how our donations are used, please click on “View.”


Pope Francis and Archbishop Sartain invite you to “Share the Journey”

Pope Francis has launched a two-year global initiative to support our sisters and brothers who have fled their homes seeking a decent and safe life for their families. Contact us in the Missions Office with questions, and your ideas and plans! Learn about the resources available to you, your parish, school, and community:

Multimedia Youth Contest

Creating on the Margins/ Creando desde la Periferia. Sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) for students in grades 7-12, making a creative work about our Catholic response to poverty, using any media. Local deadline is March 17, 2018.

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Laudato Si’ Summit - June 2, 2018

"Care for the Earth, Care for the Poor" - A summit marking the third anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Si’. View the flyer for more information and to register.

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Guatemala Immersion June 20-28, 2018

For teachers, catechists and youth ministers. View the flyer for more information.

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75 years is worth celebrating … all year long

Join your Catholic Relief Services on their 75th anniversary as they share stories of compassionate people like you doing extraordinary things all over the world. This is the story of us. View this month’s story and take the opportunity to explore the world and do good.

Global emergencies and Catholic Church 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.


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.


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