Cross Catholic Outreach, a relief and development agency based in Florida, donated shoebox-sized containers with small toys, hygiene items or treats to children in Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Haiti.
New York -- In response to the pope's Jan. 1 message, advocates for peace-making said nonviolent campaigns are becoming increasingly successful and common, violent insurgencies increasingly rare and unsuccessful.
Spiritual Reflections: Somehow, poverty can teach people that when you face an unknown and uncontrollable future, you should make everything possible of the moment at hand.
GSR Preview: Endemic poverty has made Haiti chronically hungry. Nearly two-thirds of Haitians live in poverty, and nearly a quarter of the country lives in extreme poverty.
NCR Today: Pope in Sweden; San Diego diocesan synod; Detroit bishop sent to Guam; All Saints' Day; Boston archdiocese fights marijuana bid
Making a Difference: Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti, a country already suffering from poverty, drought and the aftermath of the massive 2010 earthquake.
Simply Spirit: I originally intended to devote this column to troubling developments in the presidential campaign, but after Sunday Mass I changed my mind to Haiti.
Eco Catholic: Catholic Charities agencies joined emergency response efforts in coastal communities in four states as residents began returning to assess the damage from Hurricane Matthew.
NCR Today: Second debate without civility; Texas Catholic bishops talk death penalty; 'Troublesome' misuses of 'Amoris Laetitia'; Court rules on identities of School of Americas graduates
Eco Catholic: In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, one tally places death toll at 1,000, while a cholera outbreak is feared in the worst-hit areas.