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Hurricane Beryl hit Texas early Monday morning as a Category 1 hurricane, claiming two lives and causing power outages in 2.7 million homes in Houston.

Catholic Charities responds to Hurricane Beryl power outages and flooding

Jul 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Hurricane Beryl made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at about 4 a.m. local time Monday on the Gulf Coast... Read more

View of downtown Trenton, New Jersey.

Trenton Catholic Charities apologizes for sponsoring ‘beyond the gender binary’ book reading

Jun 25, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“It is important to note that this event took place without the knowledge of or approval by [Trenton] Bishop David... Read more

Asylum seekers wait in line to be processed by the Border Patrol at a makeshift camp near the U.S.-Mexico border east of Jacumba, San Diego County, California, Jan. 2, 2024.

San Diego Catholic Charities struggles with security risks after accusation of ‘smuggling’

Jun 20, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Catholic Charities San Diego has been dealing with protests and harassing messages following a claim that it is hosting an... Read more

The Diocese of Pittsburgh's Gismondi Job Training Program helps those in need.

Catholic Charities to open ‘Compassion Corner’ to serve homeless, poor in Pittsburgh

May 6, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The nonprofit charity group is renovating a former office building located in downtown Pittsburgh to provide services, programs, and a... Read more


Catholic Charities in Ohio found partially negligent in 5-year-old’s 2017 death

Apr 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

A jury in Cuyahoga County ruled in the wrongful-death suit that the Catholic charity group was 8% responsible for Jordan ... Read more

Groups of migrants wait outside the Migrant Resource Center to receive food from San Antonio Catholic Charities on Sept. 19, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.

Catholic Charities denies its purchase of airfare for migrants was misuse of federal funds

Apr 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Rep. Henry Cuellar and Rep. Monica de la Cruz accused the San Antonio Catholic relief group of an inappropriate use... Read more

View of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin located inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison.

Wisconsin Supreme Court says Catholic charity group cannot claim religious tax exemption

Mar 14, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a major Catholic charity group’s activities were not “primarily” religious under state... Read more

A person attempts to clear away debris from a mudslide as a powerful long-duration atmospheric river storm, the second in less than a week, continues to impact Southern California on Feb. 5, 2024, in Beverly Hills, California.

Catholic Charities seeks donations to offer help amid California flooding, mudslides

Feb 7, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

After four straight days of heavy rain ended on Wednesday, some parts of the L.A. metro area, such as Bel... Read more

Volunteers load water onto a boat to be transported to West Maui from the Kihei boat landing on Aug. 13, 2023 in Kihei, Hawaii.

How to help Maui wildfire victims from afar

Aug 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Here’s how you can help those affected by the devastating fires on Maui. Read more

The Cardenas family, of Sacramento, posing outside Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Catholic family narrowly escapes Hawaii wildfires: ‘We did a lot of praying’

Aug 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Angel and Ana Cardenas and their three children, of Sacramento, California, have been visiting Maui annually on family vacations for... Read more

Burned houses are seen adjacent of Maria Lanakila Catholic Church on Aug. 11, 2023, in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii.

‘For us, it’s like a miracle’: Catholic church appears to survive devastating Maui fire

Aug 13, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The death toll from the disaster, which stood at 93 on Aug. 13, is expected to rise as search crews... Read more

Kerry Alys Robinson is the new president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA.

New Catholic Charities USA head is laywoman with leadership, philanthropy background

Jul 25, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic leadership expert and philanthropist Kerry Alys Robinson will be the next president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. Read more

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, California.

Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis confirms sending migrants to Catholic Charities in California

Jun 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Amid criticism and calls for investigation into “kidnapping,” the Florida Division of Emergency Management said the migrants’ travels were “voluntary.” Read more

A woman looks over her apartment after floodwater inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through the area on Sept. 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Florida. The hurricane brought high winds, storm surge, and rain to the area, causing severe damage.

Catholic Charities helps to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

Sep 30, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Jonah McKeown

Local and national Catholic Charities agencies are working to assess needs and provide aid after Hurricane Ian devastated Florida’s Gulf... Read more

Dontavious Spann helps hand out cases of bottled water at a Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition distribution site on Aug. 31, 2022 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Catholic Charities joins water crisis relief effort in Jackson, Mississippi

Sep 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The city's water supply was severely disrupted last week when flooding damaged the pumps at a major water treatment plant. Read more

A stranded family is rescued from the flood waters of the north fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Ky., on July 28, 2022. Catholic Charities of Lexington is collaborating with other Christian churches as well as Catholic Charities USA to provide aid to those affected.

Kentucky Catholic Charities coordinates national aid amid devastating floods

Aug 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic churches in the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., are collaborating with Catholic Charities USA as well as other Christian... Read more

A male Border Patrol agent in La Joya, Texas, speaks in November 2021 with a Honduran man holding his daughter and waiting to be transported to a processing center after turning himself in to seek asylum.

Facing criticism, CatholicVote head says 'let's get the facts' about Catholic charities' role helping migrants

Feb 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

In an exclusive interview with CNA, CatholicVote's Brian Burch explains the group's controversial legal efforts to obtain copies of "all... Read more

Sisterhood of Saint Mary with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word.

In win for Anglican nuns, Supreme Court orders new scrutiny for New York mandatory abortion coverage

Nov 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme... Read more

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