Faith Bound

Promises of the New Year

Posted by Madeleine Richey on Jan 20, 2017 9:10:00 AM

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike the quiet rush of passing traffic on the main road I can hear from my bedroom on summer nights at home.

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Legacy of St. Francis Inspires Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Deacon Rick J. Wirch on Oct 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Assisi and see the sites where St. Francis of Assisi began the Franciscan order. While it was a joy to be in Assisi and walk where Francis had walked hundreds of years earlier, I was thankful to be able to learn more about the faith of St. Francis. It is this faith, which propelled his actions, which so greatly impacts on our faith.

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Promises of the New Year

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike...Read more

Legacy of St. Francis Inspires Child Sponsorship Programs

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Assisi and see the sites where St. Francis of Assisi began the Franciscan order. While it was a joy...Read more

Living "Wonderfully Complicated" in Today's World

What does it mean for our lives to become wonderfully complicated in today’s world? We enjoy the good qualities of what we have been given. God wants us to appreciate our lives. Gratitude is a...Read more

God's Call to Action

We can see God’s call to action fulfilled when we consider the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi teaching youngsters in CARITAS’ Catholic child sponsorship programs in Uganda on a daily basis....Read more

Who Do You Trust?

Who do you trust?  It is more than an old game show, it is an important question we wrestle with.   We are in the middle of an election campaign.  Politicians do constant polling...Read more

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Global Outreach

THE KIDS are back in School Uganda!

Dear Caritas Friends and Sponsors,   It gives us great pleasure to share a message we received this week (see below) from our Chief Coordinator and Technical Director in Uganda, which...Read more

Little Angels; a light in the darkness

It’s another muggy predawn on the equator, as children young as six trudge miles down the dusty dirt roads from their local villages and mud huts to the Central Region Ugandan municipality of...Read more

Local Impact

What Followed When I Chose to Sponsor a Child

I would like to share with you some of the wonderful correspondence I’ve had with the little girl I sponsor who lives in Uganda. Her name is Noeline and we have been writing back and forth for the...Read more

Teaching Children Values through Child Sponsorship Programs

There is a lot of discussion these days of the importance of teaching values to our children. It is not something they can learn at school or from a textbook, but rather they must see it in action....Read more

Faith Bound

Promises of the New Year

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike...Read more

Legacy of St. Francis Inspires Child Sponsorship Programs

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Assisi and see the sites where St. Francis of Assisi began the Franciscan order. While it was a joy...Read more