US charity combines evangelization, relief for poor
Catholic World News - July 17, 2012
Vatican Radio has profiled Cross Catholic Outreach, a US charity that offers support for international relief and development efforts.
James Cavnar, the charity’s president, emphasized that Cross Catholic Outreach follows papal teaching in promoting “integral human development,” which includes addressing spiritual needs as well as physical needs. The charity identifies and supports existing local Catholic charitable efforts in which evangelization is a key component.
Cavnar cited as an example the work of a Haitian priest who has built a Catholic school and converted many voodoo practitioners to the faith.
“Transformation in the lives of the poor means helping them become more self-sufficient, less dependent on handouts,” he said. “But we also recognize that the most effective transformation comes about when God is part of it.”
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