Socks that Make a Difference: One Step at a Time

Some socks put an outfit together. These socks make the lives of migrants and refugees around the world better.

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5 Tips to Bring Sanity to Your Back to School Season

Simone Blanchard

Thirty-seven erasers, 15 barely used notebooks, 105 pencils, 4 holey backpacks and 2 smelly lunch boxes. That is our inventory of perfectly usable school supplies. And I only have one child! Even so, I just received the dreaded list of...


A Gift of Prayer and Hope

Erin Mackey

As Catholics, we know the gift and power of prayer, whether we are on the giving or receiving end. This Easter season we pray for all those that recently entered the Church as well as for those who will receive...


5 Tips to Avoid Becoming an Easter Basket Case

CRS staff

There’s Easter, celebration of the greatest day in Christianity. And then there’s ... the bunny. How the bunny hopped onto the scene, with, of all things, a basket full of hard-boiled, unnaturally colored eggs is anyone’s guess. None of that...


Just Another Cross? Think again.

CRS Staff

As Catholics, receiving a cross has long been part of our Christian tradition. We are welcomed into the Church at Baptism with the sign of the cross by chrism oil, gifted crosses for First Communion and RCIA and annually receive ashes upon our foreheads in the...