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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Faith in Action Overseas

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching.

For three-quarters of a century, CRS has been aiding those in need overseas, in accordance with Catholic social teaching to honor the value of human life, and to respect the dignity of every person. CRS does not discriminate based on race, religion, or ethnicity when serving those in need. Within the United States, CRS works to encourage Catholics to “live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.”

For more information, visit the CRS website.

CRS Rice Bowl

During the season of Lent, CRS’s Rice Bowl encourages Catholic families to learn more about how the poor and vulnerable all over the globe are overcoming hardships like hunger and malnutrition. Through sharing stories of how lives are changed through Rice Bowl donations, the hope is that we all recognize we have the power to change the world. 

Visit the CRS Rice Bowl website to learn about getting involved or making a donation.