Bishop's Blog

Monday, March 4, 2013

Humanitarian Obligations as Catholics

Dear Friends in Christ,
It is important to remember our humanitarian obligations as Catholics. Our theme of “Jesus in disguise, how will you help,” reminds us that Christ is present in those who suffer—and in those who respond compassionately to their needs. The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports important Catholic organizations that carry out God’s work around the world—providing refugee resettlement, HIV/AIDS and international poverty relief, legal aid for poor immigrants, emergency and disaster relief, and advocacy for the promotion of global peace and justice.

Please know that your generosity gives hope to Jesus in disguise. Please visit for more information about the Collection and the essential organizations funded by it.

Wishing you and all who are dear to you God’s richest blessings, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC
Bishop of Peoria