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The Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC) supports Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for the poor; legal and support services for poor immigrants; peace and reconciliation work for people suffering from violence; and advocacy on behalf of the powerless.
In a press release dated September 11, 2013, the U.S. bishops stated their full support of CRS:
"The U.S. Catholic bishops stand firmly behind CRS in its commitment to promote and defend human dignity and the sacredness of every human life from the moment of conception until natural death, and at every moment in between."
The funds collected through the CRSC support vital Catholic programs that share in the Catholic mission of promoting the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.
Funds acquired from the CRS Collection are distributed to these organizations:
Read a letter from the Chairman, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, about the Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC).
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