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Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more

Facing COVID criticism, Catholic Charities defends its ministry to migrants

Aug 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic Charities on Thursday defended its ministry to migrants, amid criticism that one of its member agencies is acting recklessly... Read more

Cooling center location in Spokane, Washington

Catholic Charities opens cooling centers amid Pacific Northwest heat wave  

Jun 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Amid an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, local Catholic Charities agencies are opening cooling centers for the elderly,... Read more

Rubble from partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium complex, Surfside, Florida, June 24, 2021.

Miami archbishop prays for victims of condominium building collapse

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop of Miami on Thursday prayed for victims of a condominium building collapse in Surfside, Florida. Read more

Mother and her child, at LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home in Springfield, Missouri

How one crisis maternity home is building a culture of life

May 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Missouri crisis maternity home run by Catholic Charities recently celebrated the birth of the 100th baby to its formerly... Read more

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities pushes back against ‘inaccurate’ viral video of migrant children

Apr 9, 2021

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley on Thursday said a viral video of their work with migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

One year later: How D.C. Catholic Charities is serving the most vulnerable during COVID-19

Apr 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A year after the coronavirus pandemic forced closures of businesses and sent the national unemployment rate soaring, Catholic Charities D.C.... Read more

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at the National Shrine, Friday July 10, 2020.

Catholic Charities give $400 million in aid, double PPP loans received

Aug 4, 2020

Catholic Charities across the country have distributed more than double the dollar amount they received from Payroll Protection Program loans... Read more

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at the National Shrine, Friday July 10, 2020.

Catholic Charities serves families facing food insecurity in DC

Jul 10, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

In the shadow of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of... Read more

New York City.

Catholic Charities steps in as NYC loosens eviction restrictions

Jun 22, 2020

As New York City’s eviction moratorium expires for some people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities has warned that... Read more

Catholic Charities distribute food at St. Michael – St. Malachy Parish, Brooklyn. April 24, 2020.

'This is exactly what we want to be doing': A friar's life in Brooklyn during coronavirus

Apr 25, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Fr. Brendan Buckley, OFM. Cap., had never heard of the Zoom before this past March and the onset of the... Read more

Arizona home helps women rebuild lives after prison

Dec 30, 2019

By Perry West

Women leaving prison can face numerous challenges – from finding housing and employment despite a criminal record to repairing relationships... Read more

Potters in New York handcraft bowls for the Catholic Charities Empty Bowls Luncheon. Courtesy photo.

A bowl of soup, and a chance for compassion

Dec 27, 2019

By Perry West

For nearly 15 years, a Catholic charity in south-central New York has sold ceramic bowls to raise both money for... Read more

"Christians are Networking" volunteers. Courtesy photo.

How these Virginia Catholics are helping the homeless find work 

Sep 26, 2019

By Perry West

A Catholic group in Arlington, Virginia, is committed to helping homeless people, along with others down on their luck, by... Read more

No injuries a ‘blessing’ after fire destroys Catholic Charities shelter in N.J. 

Aug 26, 2019

After a fire destroyed a Catholic Charities shelter in Paterson, New Jersey on Saturday, Catholic leaders are counting their blessings... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Center for Pollinators in Energy.

Catholic groups installing 5,000 solar panels in DC

Jul 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic organizations are installing 5,000 solar panels in a five-acre space in Washington, D.C., in what will become the largest... Read more

Catholic Charities defends serving teen trafficking victims without abortion

May 2, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) in California is remaining firm in its conviction against referring teenage victims of... Read more

New York archdiocese opens new affordable housing

Apr 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The St. Augustine Terrace, located in the Bronx, was formally opened on Monday, and was blessed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.... Read more

Catholic Charities unveils plan to fight chronic homelessness in Southern Nevada

Feb 17, 2019

By Perry West

As part of a new nationwide program, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is hoping to reduce chronic homelessness in the... Read more

US Capitol building at night. Stock photo/Shutterstock

Amid shutdown, DC Catholic Charities aids furloughed workers

Jan 17, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

For three days, at a set time and location, any furloughed government worker or federal contractor is eligible to receive... Read more