Natural Disasters

The Australian Fires: A Prayer for Conversion

Due to climate change, the ongoing fires in Australia are unlike any before in intensity or duration. As we witness the destruction from these fires, we pray for ecological conversion—and to...

Signs of Our Times: Bringing Comfort and Relief to the Suffering People of Our World

This litany remembers all who are torn away from their homes and their families by war, violence, greed, and natural disasters.  

Litany for Puerto Rico

Let us pray for all those in Puerto Rico who continue to suffer from the effects of Hurricane Maria, and who wait for us to respond to them with solidarity.

Prayer for Those Affected by Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday, October 24. While the coastal threat is decreasing, damaging winds and heavy rainfalls are likely to cause flash floods...

Who Hurt Like We Hurt: Prayer in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, killing more than 10,000 people and injuring countless more. Pray for and support those left to pick up the pieces.

Nuclear Energy and the Common Good: Survivors and Bishops Speak Out

In the wake of the earthquake in Japan, a growing number of people--including Nagasaki and Hiroshima survivors and a Japanese bishop--are raising concerns about nuclear energy. This three page...

Prayer Service in Times of Natural Disaster

Prayer Service
This two-page prayer service includes a suitable print-ready prayer service to be used in times of natural disaster. The prayer service focuses on praying in solidarity with our brothers and sisters...

Why is Haiti So Poor?

As the recovery and reconstruction of Haiti continue, learn more about the structural causes of poverty that have added to the magnitude of this disaster.  This interactive PowerPoint looks at...

Psalms for Haiti

This resource is a self-paced PowerPoint presentation offering photos and psalm refrains to pray for the people of Haiti.  Select your own instrumental accompaniment and use individually or as...

Prayer Service: A New Heaven and a New Earth - Haiti

Prayer Service
This prayer service with Leader's guide can help explore the challenges facing the people of Haiti and possible ways of responding in faith.

Haiti Resources from CRS

The CRS prayer and educational resources below can help explore the challenges facing the people of Haiti and possible ways of responding in faith. Lesson Plan for Middle and High School: Challenges...

Natural Disasters and Haiti: A Tragic History

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. In 2008 alone, three hurricanes have hit Haiti and the toll has been devastating. This two-page resource highlights how poverty in...