Introducing "World View Wednesday" at


Many of you came along with me on my incredible journey this Fall to Rwanda via my “Rwanda Journal” here at For me, the opportunity to travel to Africa with Catholic Relief Services was a life-altering experience. While I’ve been blessed to journey to many interesting and exotic places, that one week in Rwanda truly flipped my world on end!

Since returning, my emotions have run the gamut from joy to sorrow  to shock and back again. I find myself reading the news with a different perspective. No longer are stories that happen half a world away something to simply glance at and move along from, promising myself to remember the issues in my prayers. While my commitment to those prayer intentions haven’t changed or lessened in any way, the sense of urgency I have to share these feelings with my friends and loved ones grows stronger by the day.

So today at, we unveil a new feature that has been three months in the making. Every Wednesday, we will now be bringing you “World View Wednesday” articles. These will come from a variety of perspectives, including regular articles from our friends at Catholic Relief Services, from a few “WVW” special contributors, and from voices that have been familiar to you here at the site.

World View Wednesday will focus on helping you — our reading family — keep abreast of news and issues around the world. We hope to provide you with:

  • A clear, concise update on a news item or issue in a particular part of the world
  • A call to action — when one is warranted — offering you simple ways that you can share your support
  • A center for prayer for particular issues or crises unfolding around the world

I hope you’ll agree with me that since we have a global readership here at, World View Wednesdays will be not only a chance for us to share news with you, but also for us to come together as a far-flung family to pray about lasting peace and solutions to global issues.

I welcome your comments and questions on this new project and ask you to keep all of our World View Wednesday contributors in your prayers!

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Copyright 2014 Lisa M. Hendey


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Thanks for doing this, Lisa! This is actually right up my alley; if you need more contributors, let me know. I have a strong passion for truth and justice.

  2. I had understood that CRS has been collaborating with third parties to distribute condoms in poor countries, which is why we had stopped donating to them. Lisa, since you have worked with them directly, can you share any insight? Thanks!

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