Standard Newswire is a cost-effective and efficient newswire service for public policy groups, government agencies, PR firms, think-tanks, watchdog groups, advocacy groups, coalitions, foundations, colleges, universities, activists, politicians, and candidates to distribute their press releases to journalists who truly want to hear from them.

Do not settle for an email blasting service or a newswire overloaded with financial statements. Standard Newswire gets your news into the hands of working journalists, broadcast hosts, and news producers.

Find out how you can start using Standard Newswire to

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD

VIEW ALL Our News Outlets
Sign Up to Receive Press Releases:

Standard Newswire™ LLC
One Penn Plaza, Suite 6202
New York, NY 10119, USA.
(212) 290-1585

National Council of Catholic Women Presents 2 Million Works of Mercy to Pope Francis
Contact: Laraine Bennett, 703-224-0990, lbennett@nccw.org

ARLINGTON, Va., April 20, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- On Divine Mercy Sunday 2016, the National Council of Catholic Women launched "A Million Works of Mercy" in honor of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy and in answer to Pope Francis' call to reawaken our passion to help the poor and needy of our communities through corporal and spiritual works of mercy. "We are the hands and feet and voices of Jesus – in our homes, our parishes, our communities, our nation and beyond our borders through our partnerships," said NCCW President Sheila Hopkins.

While members were on pilgrimage to Rome this month (April 2017), NCCW President Sheila Hopkins presented Pope Francis with a certificate detailing some of the 2,048,510 works of mercy performed by members of the National Council of Catholic Women all across the U.S. — from volunteering at homeless shelters preparing meals, providing blankets and new socks to caregiving and visiting hospitals and praying outside abortion clinics for the unborn.

Supporting member Jane Carter, who inspired the initiative, said, "It is indeed a joy to look back and say that we, as the National Council of Catholic Women, have helped over two million people. The work of your hands, the prayers of your hearts, the combined mercies of our organization, touching the lives of over two million people."

For more information visit www.nccw.org. To schedule an interview with Sheila Hopkins, please contact lbennett@nccw.org or call (703) 224-0990. Photos on file.