Announcing the Winner of Pope Francis Video Contest

Last fall, ACCU invited all Catholic college and university students to capture their actions and reactions related to Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. and enter our video contest. We are pleased to announce our winner: Congratulations to Kristin McDermott of Salve Regina University, whose video has been selected! In her video, Kristin features four Salve Regina students who traveled with her to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Watch the video here!



Service Opportunity in Philadelphia for WMOF

‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.’ The words of Our Lord call to us today, telling us not to turn away, indifferent, when we know our neighbor is hungry.” —Pope Francis

If you need even more incentive to make your way into Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF), this is it! If you are attending or thinking about attending, you can help answer Pope Francis’ call to end global hunger by volunteering with CRS Helping Hands—the only service event at the WMOF.

The group will package 200,000 meals that to send to Burkina Faso in West Africa, along with sending funds to centers throughout Burkina Faso that support long-term development projects.  Participants of all ages are welcome.

Helping Hands will have 7 shifts available from September 23 to 25 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. You can register for the free event here.