Help Us Send Emergency Aid to Nepal Earthquake Victims

Thousands Awaiting Rescue after Magnitude-7.8 Quake

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As the death toll from the Nepal Earthquake climbs above 4,000, the total extent of the devastation remains uncertain. Mudslides, aftershocks and rough terrain have slowed rescue workers’ attempts to reach remote mountain villages where unknown numbers of survivors are still waiting for food, water, medical care and safe shelter.

In response to this urgent need, we have secured Emergency Health Kits that are ready for expedited airlift into Nepal. Now we just need the funds to get the live-saving supplies there! Your timely support and prayers are crucial as our staff continues to monitor the unfolding crisis. Make a gift now to send aid to the Nepal.



May the Joy of His Resurrection be with You!

Do not be afraid or ashamed
to be Christian.

~ Pope FrancisEaster 2015Dear Friend,

The sound of bombs exploding filled the night sky over the people of Karamlesh, Iraq. ISIS, the extremist group, was advancing. Martin, a 24-year-old seminarian, knew that danger was near.

Martin’s neighbors began to flee, clutching their children close, carrying what they could on their backs. The young seminarian rushed out of his home, then hesitated. He needed to get to safety, but his heart told him that something vitally important had to be done first.Martin Baani small 2

Martin ran to his neighborhood church, took up the Blessed Sacrament, close to his heart, and carried it to safety. “We must not be afraid,” Martin said with steadfast resolve. On a terrifying night, this heroic seminarian rose from the chaos and was not afraid or ashamed to be Christian.

Every Easter, we experience a renewal of our faith and love in Him. What does it mean that Jesus is risen? As the Holy Father said, “It means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself; it means that the love of God can transform our lives and let those desert places in our hearts bloom. The love of God can do this!”

Your gift will help seminarians continue to bring God’s light to the darkest corners of Earth.  These young men of God bring the solace and hope that only the Risen Lord’s message can offer – a message of salvation at a time of death and violence.

As the nightmare of extremism continues so must the mission of these young men. Please help protect the vital service to God that seminarians such as Martin provide, so that they may bring comfort to the troubled and the weak and the lost.

May you and yours enjoy a peaceful Easter, and may the risen Christ guide you on the path of justice, love and peace.

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P.S.   This Easter, please help seminarians, under the Lord’s gentle guiding hand, change hatred into love. May God bless you.

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Emergency Fund – SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide

Your Christian brothers and sisters need your help — today.

Right now, terrified families and children are fleeing parts of Iraq, as a fresh wave of violence crosses the land. Among them are many Catholic Christians. The faithful have lived in the city of Mosul for nearly 2,000 years — today, it’s entirely empty of Christians. And this shocking crisis could grow worse as the Islamic extremists march toward Baghdad.

What can you do today to help Iraq’s Christians and give them hope?

You can support the Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syriacs Christian families and the brave priests, nuns and brothers who are on the ground and ready to care for the injured, the orphans and the frightened refugees.

Please be as generous as you can. You can share the love of Christ with those who need him the most.

Give now and your gift will be sent directly to the Chaldean Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle where it will do the most good it can. Only by ‘Prayer and Action’ as mandated by Pope Francis, can we do our part to save these people.

Contributions to Your Catholic Voice Foundation are tax deductible.

*Your Catholic Voice Foundation is a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Aid to The Church Needed!

Dear Friend,

You have seen the reports in the newspapers.  You’ve heard accounts on radio and TV of the helpless children and infants suffering and dying, and the horrors being committed against Catholics and other Christians in the Middle East.

And this is happening right now, during our lifetime.  How can we not respond?

I have been personally asked by Church leaders in Baghdad and Aleppo to share with you how desperate and dire the situation is for Catholics living in Iraq and Syria. The very existence of our Faith is under threat in these places.20130307_008

Imagine a threatening knock at your door.  Armed gunmen command you to leave your home, convert to Islam or die.  Now imagine the front wall of your home being marked with the letter ‘N’ in Arabic (ن ) to signify Nazarene or Christian, targeting you and your loved ones for theft, violence, even death.  Imagine also your parish church, where you or your child was baptized, with all of the crucifixes and religious images destroyed by militant extremists.  This is the reality our brothers and sisters face right now in Iraq and Syria.

The information arriving each day is alarming.  It is heart-breaking!  Throughout the Middle East, the Christian presence is being wiped out, eradicated – people, churches and symbols of our Faith are under siege.  And babies, small children, innocent women and men are refugees in their own land.

My heart is bleeding for the innocents who are dying, and for the countless refugees,” Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Baghdad told us.

But YOU can bring them hope. Your gift today will have an immediate impact on more than half a million Christian refugees. With your donation, we can reach out to families and offer them urgently needed shelter, food, medicine and water, especially as winter’s harsh weather arrives.  All of our aid is distributed through the courageous bishops, priests and nuns in the Middle East who are tirelessly working to provide material support and spiritual comfort.

Your prayers are urgently needed as well.  Please pray to Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, to grant our sisters and brothers the courage of our Faith as they confront evil:

May Our Heavenly Mother bless you and keep you safe.
May she protect and watch over her fearful children in the Middle East.

Your prayers and support offer a powerful message that you, as their fellow Christian, are a witness to their suffering.  That you, as a vital part of the Body of Christ, have opened your heart to offer comfort and hope.

Can our terrorized and afflicted sisters and brothers count on YOU?  On your kindness and generosity?  Will you assist Patriarch Sako and Archbishop Jeanbart in their efforts to aid those who have no one else to help them?

Please act now!  Your gift of $25, $50, $100 or whatever your means allow, will save children and families from sickness, starvation, dehydration, homelessness, possibly destruction and death.

God bless you for any gift you can make.  For every prayer you can offer.

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P.S.  Your help is desperately needed today!  Refugee families in the Middle East are counting on you and me to save them from this needless pain and suffering.  If you’d like to see additional photos or read more, visit us at