What I Own Is Not Ultimately Mine

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Corynne Staresinic

Blessed Are The Mothers

“Beatitudes for Mothers,” author unknown   Blessed are the Mothers who love God, for their children shall not be ignorant of their Creator and His plans concerning them.   Blessed are the Mothers who love the word of God, for...


A Daughter’s Perspective: Mother’s Day Gifts

Erin Mackey

I am not a mother.Someday, God-willing I will be, but this Mother’s Day I am on the giving end. And, while “gift giving” is not my top love language (for those 5 Love Languages fans out there), I do like...


That We May Know Easter Joy: Lament for Rana Plaza

Christopher Cox

On April 24, 2013, near Dhaka in Bangladesh, the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed taking the lives of 1,134 workers and injuring more than 2,500. Littered among the rubble were labels for American brands, as much of the clothing produced...


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...


Create Your Own Ethical Easter Basket–Or Win One!

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...