By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/9/2014 (1 year ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Your Catholic Voice Foundation has donated their first batch of XO Tablets to a California elementary school as part of a program to supply children around the world with quality learning tools.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Working with Catholic Team Global, Your Catholic Voice Foundation distributed a batch of XO Tablets to students at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish summer school in Bakersfield, California.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School is part of the diocese of Fresno and serves the community of Bakersfield, providing a quality moral education to students. The Sisters Servants of the Blessed Sacrament provide complete Catholic instruction to the kids who typically come from the poorer homes in the area.
Help us do more to serve those in need today!
The distribution of the tablets is part of Your Catholic Voice Foundation's plan of 'Prayer and Action' to end world hunger and poverty by providing a moral education to kids who will be the next generation of workers and leaders for us.
The plan involves three distinct components which are the provision of food and medicine to kids in need (where relevant), distributed through Catholic networks, moral education provided though Catholic schools, and quality learning tools that will engage, motivate and empower students to make the most of their education.
The distribution at Our Lady of Guadalupe is a live dress-rehearsal for distributions further afield.
Michele and Lucia present a tablet to a happy student.
By Atarah Haely (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
In life we set goals. Sometimes we're heading straight toward them and sometimes we fall prey to negative thoughts that can cause us to give up. Discouraging thoughts, doubting our abilities and negative mindsets often lead us nowhere but you want in on a little ... continue reading
By Tony Magliano
For the sake of our salvation, we need to pay serious attention, and act with purpose, to what Jesus teaches here in Matthew's Gospel: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will ... continue reading
By Catholic News Agency
Global efforts to fight poverty protect the environment and the common thread of promoting human dignity must connect all make decisions about the economy, a Holy See representative told a United Nations body this week. New York City (CNA) - "In our efforts to ... continue reading
By Linky C. (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Pope Francis delivered a homily on one of his favorite topics Friday morning during a mass at the Saint Martha residence. The homily focused on how the devil's temptations never wane. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Pope Francis' recent homily in the chapel at the ... continue reading
By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News
After Pope Francis' visit as a "missionary of mercy," Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in its relationship with the Church and work for the common good, said a representative of an aid group that works in the country. Havana, Cuba (CNA/EWTN News) - ... continue reading
By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Pope Francis, speaking at Mass Friday morning, warned the faithful about the ways of Satan. "The evil one conceals himself, and comes with his very polite friends, knocking at the door, asking permission, but then moves in and spends time with the man and, ... continue reading
By Hannah Marfil (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Life struggles are inevitable but to look at them more than just a bump in the road is like putting rocks in your backpack before a hike. God doesn't want that - our journey to Him is meant to shape us in a way He planned for us. Little by little, we achieve victories ... continue reading
By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News
Family rescues us from indifference and loneliness and teaches us the essentials of life, Pope Francis said - adding that as the family of God, the Church has the same role and must evaluate how to live this out. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - "Like Saint ... continue reading
By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
12-year-old Julia Bruzzese, who has been experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease, suffered from sudden paralysis that doctors are still unable to explain. However, following a blessing from Pope Francis, the young girl seems to be healing. NEW YORK, NY (Catholic Online) ... continue reading
By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News
Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is the foundation of God's plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in today's world. Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - ... continue reading