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Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Oct 16, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out the bureau which delivers charity to the poor in the name of the Roman Pontiff.

Thai Catholic charity offers aid as flooding affect millions

Oct 10, 2013 - 04:10 am .- With heavy rains causing season-long flooding in Thailand, the bishops' emergency relief office in the country has increased its assistance to those whose lives have been disrupted.

Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Aug 16, 2013 - 01:49 pm .- Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer hope to those in all forms of poverty, as well as to young people. 

Pope donates 100,000 euros to poor dioceses in Argentina

Aug 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- Pope Francis has sent a message to Catholics in Argentina encouraging them to “unceasingly” reach out to help those in need by participating in a national collection on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Archbishop lauds work of Knights, urges immigration reform

Aug 6, 2013 - 01:37 pm .- At the Knights of Columbus' annual meeting, Texas Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller praised the group for its worldwide charitable work and encouraged continued compassion for immigrants.

Call to be less 'selfish' prompts woman to serve in Rwanda

Jul 31, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Thirty-year-old Heather Quinlan will soon be leaving her home in California to spend a year in Rwanda serving as a mentor and English teacher at a Catholic boarding school for girls ages 11 to 19.

Volunteers ask WYD pilgrims to give sleeping bags to Rio homeless

Jul 27, 2013 - 07:08 pm .- A group of World Youth Day volunteers hope the event's innumerable pilgrims will donate their sleeping bags to the homeless to start living the Pope’s call to charity.

Women with prostitution charges find compassion, new start

Jul 19, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A Philadelphia treatment court has been praised for offering hope and healing to women seeking to change their lives after being repeatedly charged with prostitution offenses.

US axes AIDS relief funding to Church in South Africa

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:40 am .- The United States has stopped funding AIDS relief programs in South Africa organized by the Catholic Church, handing the money instead over to the country's government.

Interfaith workshop shows charity as 'hallmark' of Christian life

Jul 11, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A group of 230 Buddhist students from schools throughout the diocese of Chantaburi, Thailand, learned about the importance of charity in a recent three-day workshop on human dignity.

Pope Francis invites homeless to dine at Vatican

Jul 9, 2013 - 12:07 am .- On July 1 Pope Francis invited a group of 200 homeless individuals to dinner at the Vatican, where they were served in his name by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello.

Muslims 'people of good will,' head of Catholic aid group says

Jun 21, 2013 - 03:30 pm .- The head of a papal agency that gives assistance to Christians in the Near East says local Muslims are largely positive towards their Christian neighbors and even appreciative of their presence.

Despite threat, lawyer thinks Miami nuns can continue outreach

Apr 5, 2013 - 04:04 am .- After the City of Miami issued a violation to the Missionaries of Charity for “operating a business without a license,” a lawyer providing legal support said he is confident the city will withdraw the notice.

Catholic University students use spring break to serve

Mar 8, 2013 - 02:09 am .- Almost 100 students and staff at the Catholic University of America are giving up their spring break to take part in mission trips abroad and service projects within the U.S.

Pope's Lent message: charity is extension of God's love

Feb 1, 2013 - 11:05 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's message for Lent is that when people are open to God’s love, then they can “love with him, in him and like him.”

Catholic thinkers debate government's role in helping poor

Jan 31, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In a recent debate, two Catholic commentators disagreed over how large a role government should play in exercising society's responsibility to assist the impoverished.

Paul Ryan defends poverty aid reform, vision of charity in society

Oct 25, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Oct. 24 that he believes reforming poverty aid programs and allowing religious and civil institutions to flourish is the most effective and compassionate way to help the millions of Americans in poverty.

Cardinal Arinze says evangelization needs acts of charity

Sep 20, 2012 - 07:21 pm .- Cardinal Francis Arinze said Sept. 18 that evangelization is at the center of the Church’s mission and that acts of charity are an indispensable part of this effort.

Ban lifted on schoolgirl's Catholic fundraising effort

Jun 20, 2012 - 12:08 am .- A Scottish schoolgirl who raised money for a Catholic charity by posting photos of her school lunches online has beat an official ban trying to prevent her from doing so.

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