Helping the Helpers w/ Michael La Civita (GWUL 116)

Did you know there’s a Papal charity specifically organized to support the material and spiritual needs of Eastern Christians in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Ethiopia, and India? The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) supports clergy, religious, and laity of the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches in these areas who are already doing heroic things in the face of violence, disaster, and hardship. Michael La Civita is the Communications Coordinator for CNEWA, and is also the Lieutenant of the Eastern Lieutenancy of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre here in the United States. In the second half of the show Michael shares how the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre also help people living in the Holy Land.

Our saint of the week also helped serve the spiritual and material needs of his flock by, among other things, selling a blanket 3 times to raise money for the poor.

You can find out more about the amazing work CNEWA does, and ways you can support them, on their website: