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Welcome to CUA Cares

The Catholic University of America has always responded to people in need. Our faith compels us to love and care for our sisters and brothers who are stricken by tragedy. CUA Cares unites our university community in loving response through prayer and action.

What Can You Do?                         


  • Unite in prayer for the people of Nepal as they mourn their lost and as they fight off disease and distress in the immediate days, weeks and months ahead.

    Pray that the world community will help the people of Nepal to rebuild their homes, their country, and their lives.

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  •   Nepal students

    Graduate students from Nepal mobilized in the Pryz to collect money for relief efforts. From left: Niraj Pant, Bishnu Dahal, Bijya Nepal, Rajendra Dulal.
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    Catholic Relief Services (CRS)  and Caritas International  are working directly with the people of Nepal to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing and fresh water to 15,000 families.  CRS is the Roman Catholic Church’s response to people in need around the world.   There are no strings attached to CRS’ services.  They evangelize by example and sacrificing the time, talent and treasure of the people of God. 

  • Caritas International
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Red Cross


CUA Cares

CUA Cares is an initiative of the Office of Campus Ministry that has mobilized in the past after tragedies in the U.S., Japan, Philippines, Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, and the South Pacific, and after the shooting at Virginia Tech. 

University Responds to Typhoon with Prayer
Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims
CUA Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims
CUACares Helps Japanese Earthquake Victims in 2011  
Catholic University Donates $60,000 for Haiti Earthquake Victims in 2010


Prayer in the Aftermath of the Earthquake in Nepal

Loving God,

We pray for all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal as we offer the words of the psalmist, “Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:25).

May those who are paralyzed by fear…

Be strong and take heart

May those who have lost or are still searching for loved ones …

Be strong and take heart

May those rescue workers who provide relief and recovery …

Be strong and take heart

May those who are moved with compassion to help …

Be strong and take heart

God, whose love knows no bounds, fill all those who suffer with your comfort and peace. We ask all this through Christ, our Lord. Amen

"Dear Brothers and Sisters, I want to assure you of my closeness to the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal and neighbouring countries. I pray for the victims, or the wounded and for all those who have suffered because of this disaster."

– Pope Francis, April 28, 2015