About eight days ago I posted a suggestion for faithful Catholics regarding the Operation Rice Bowl campaign conducted by the Catholic Relief Service during Lent. It is one of their biggest fundraisers; regrettably CRS has seen fit to divert millions of these dollars to organizations that distribute contraceptives and abortifacients. In some cases, CRS personnel have been caught committing the mortal sins themselves. I hope many of you are implementing that suggestion.
Today the USCCB announced that the second collection to be taken during the weekend of March 5-6, Laetare Sunday, will be for CRS. That will be the case in most parishes. For the Archdiocese of Washington, the CRS collection will occur during the weekend of May 14-15. Please check your local calendars to ascertain when that collection will be held in your parishes.
In my post regarding the CRS, I suggested putting in that "rice bowl" a flyer created by Lepanto Institute. That same flyer would do nicely for use in your CRS envelope in lieu of money.
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