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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

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Amazon founder gives $15 million to Catholic Charities

Dec 5, 2018

Three Catholic charitable organizations were named as winners of $5 million grants from the charitable organization of Jeff and MacKenzie... Read more

Paradise Elementary School was damaged in the 2018 California fires.

As California fires continue to burn, Catholic Charities aids victims

Nov 13, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

As wildfires continue to burn throughout the state of California, local Catholic Charities agencies are working with agencies in neighboring... Read more

Catholic Charities is collecting airline miles to reunite refugee families

Sep 20, 2018

Catholic Charities USA has announced a new initiative to help refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with their family... Read more

In Oregon, fewer refugees means changes for Catholic Charities

Sep 8, 2018

By Perry West

For some 70 years, Catholic Charities in Oregon has helped refugees settle into their new life – assisting with everything... Read more

How Catholic Charities is tackling California's housing crisis

Sep 2, 2018

By Perry West

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara has partnered with the local county to launch a shared housing program, connecting renters with... Read more

School supplies.

Catholic Charities school supply giveaway brings joy to Virginia families

Aug 28, 2018

For the third year in a row, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia has given away free school... Read more

After 95 years, NY rules end Catholic adoption and foster services in Buffalo

Aug 27, 2018

Adoption and foster services through Catholic Charities of Buffalo are ending because state rules do not allow the agency to... Read more

Budget, finances.

Catholic Charities Oregon looks to expand financial wellness program

Aug 22, 2018

By Perry West

Catholic Charities Oregon is hoping to expand a program that offers financial classes and coaching for low-income workers in the... Read more

In Minnesota, Catholic Charities sues near-bankrupt diocese

Jul 12, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The fate of a children’s home is the subject of a lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minn., by... Read more

Former Catholic Charities employee sentenced for embezzlement

Apr 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A former immigration services director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City has been sentenced to 10 years probation after she... Read more

Shamber Flore, who was adopted through St. Vincent Catholic Charities, with her foster parents.

ACLU's 'petty lawsuit' won't help foster children, families tell court

Mar 8, 2018

A lawsuit threatening a Catholic adoption service is political maneuvering that will do nothing to help children in need of... Read more

Texas bishops support Catholic Charities in wake of gay adoption lawsuit

Feb 22, 2018

The Catholic bishops of Texas voiced strong support Tuesday for a Catholic organization being sued by a lesbian couple in... Read more

Chicago's deep freeze continues with single-digit temperatures.

How Catholic Charities is helping the homeless during the 'bomb cyclone'

Jan 5, 2018

By Perry West

Record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfall in the eastern United States this week have delayed flights, cancelled school, and closed workplaces.  Read more

Residents walk along the bank of the Vivi River near the area where a bridge was washed away on October 20, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico.

How Christians are continuing to help hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Nov 14, 2017

Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, the majority of the island is still without power, and many... Read more

This health center for the uninsured used to be an abortion clinic

Aug 31, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Prayer. Sacrifice. Friendship. Charity. Could one Virginia community’s work to put basic Gospel tenets into action be a model for... Read more

In Denver, new women's shelter cares for hidden side of homelessness

Aug 30, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Cindy Brown spent 12 years in the U.S. Army. Approaching late middle age, she found herself in a crisis.  Read more

Prescription bottle.

Bishops preach hope, solidarity amidst opioid epidemic

Jul 12, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Amidst a growing epidemic of drug overdose and opioid addiction, Catholic bishops have been speaking out on the need for... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Oct. 8, 2014.

US bishop says Trump budget at odds with Catholic, American ideals

May 26, 2017

By CNA Staff

The former head of the US bishops decried President Trump's budget plan, claiming its cuts to social services conflict with... Read more

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Man in custody after Calif. shooting near Catholic Charities

Apr 18, 2017

A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday,... Read more