CRS in the News

The excitement of ‘CRS at 75’ has been sweeping the nation and the press is picking up on it. Read some of the great articles that have highlighted our 75 years of service.

Jane

Our Sunday Visitor

Catholic Relief Spans 75 years


The first aid provided by Catholic Relief Services lives on in memory of a former refugee from Poland.

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Mike

EWTN

Polish Refugee Revisits Catholic Shelter He Called Home as a Child


Julek Plowy, a Polish refugee, visits a Catholic shelter where he took refuge after escaping a Russian gulag. Julek, along with his mother and sister, lived in a Mexican refugee settlement for 4 years before immigrating to the United States.

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John

WYPR-FM

75 Years of Service


Catholic Relief Services, whose humanitarian aid stretches across the globe, was founded to help the dispossessed after World War II. With a new podcast, CRS is highlighting some of the colorful characters and memorable events that make up its history.

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Jane

Catholic News Service

Cardinal Tagle Says Everyone Has a Little Migrant in their Soul


Cardinal Tagle talks about Share the Journey. The campaign, introduced in September 2017, by Pope Francis, invites people of faith to interact with and welcome migrants and forcibly displaced people who are struggling to survive in the face of economic and social oppression, war and criminal violence.

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Mike

Catholic News Agency

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services Builds Hospital to Last


CRS works with the local community in Haiti to rebuild a hospital after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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John

Our Sunday Visitor

Life-Giving Sacrifice in Lent


For over 40 years, Rice Bowl has made a powerful difference by connecting us with the world’s hungry.

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Jane

MASN

Orioles Partner With Catholic Relief Services to Host the “75,000 Meal Challenge” to Fight Hunger


To celebrate our 75th anniversary, CRS is partnering with the Baltimore Orioles to package 75,000 meals to send to Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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Mike

The Tablet

Eileen Egan: A Woman of Uncompromising Faith


Eileen Egan, who in 1943, was the first woman to go overseas for War Relief Services (later renamed Catholic Relief Services, or CRS), ministered to refugees from World War II, victims of the Holocaust and displaced people.

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John

The Buffalo News

Another Voice: Mexican-U.S. History Has Lessons on Handling Immigration


Catholic Relief Services saw its first action as a charity helping the Polish refugees in Mexico with medical care and education at Colonia Santa Rosa.

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Jane

Our Sunday Visitor

Legacy of the 'Noodle Priest'


It all started when Monsignor Romaniello noticed that U.S. government flour that CRS was distributing in Hong Kong wasn’t in the form people could use. That was in 1955, when the Maryknoll priest came to head up CRS work there. 

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Mike

CRS/Catholic Mom

Catholic Relief Services' 75th Anniversary: Faith in God and Humanity


Catholic Relief Services provided aid during World War II to Polish refugees in Mexico in many forms, including clothing, food, education, toys and medical aid.

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John

CRS/Catholic Mom

They Said It Couldn’t be Done


CRS’ alliance with churches in local communities provided a team of community workers who reached out to desperately poor patients and helped address myths and stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS patients.

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Jane

Our Sunday Visitor

Women at the Heart of Our Work


From the beginning, women have held a central place in both doing and benefitting from the humanitarian work of Catholic Relief Services. 

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Mike

The Catholic Commentator

Rice Bowl Funds Assisting Needy Families to Stay Warm


The CRS Rice Bowl program helps fund relief programs locally through the Catholic Charities Social and Community Responsibility Department. The fund helps low-income families during times of crisis.

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John

Our Sunday Visitor

Tragedy on the 79th Floor 


Catholic Relief Services’ early days at World War II’s end saw destruction, miracles, heroism and faith.

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Jane

Salt and Light Media

The Pope’s Lambo Sold!


Cardinal Tagle congratulates CRS on celebrating 75 years in humanitarian aid by saying CRS has touched so many lives and been touched by so many lives.

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Mike

Salt and Light Media

The Difficult Task Ahead for the Pope in Chile and Peru - Perspectives Daily


CRS, founded in 1943, shares how they have become a catalyst for change by transforming lives around the world.

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John

Northwest Catholic

Catholic Relief Services Celebrates 75 Years of Helping the ‘Poorest of the Poor’ 


CRS’ regional office in Seattle gathers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the agency.

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Jane

Our Sunday Visitor

Communities Unlock Their Dignity


CRS Savings and Internal Lending Communities help the poorest of the poor build their futures together.

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Mike

Catholic News Service

Onetime Polish War refugee Collects History So the World Won’t Forget


The Poles were the first people aided by the fledgling War Relief Services, which was started in 1943 by the National Catholic Welfare Council of the United States bishops in response to the human suffering wrought by war.

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John

Catholic News Agency

How CRS Is Changing Life For Disabled Children In Vietnam 


Life used to be very isolated for Ho Ngoc Linh, an 11-year-old girl living in central Vietnam. But Linh’s world shifted this year when she became one of the more than 5,400 children to benefit from Catholic Relief Services’ programs for children and adults with disabilities in Vietnam.

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