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Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana over the weekend leaving Baton Rouge with historic levels of flooding that have caused at least seven deaths.

Amid Louisiana floods, victims become helpers

In southern Louisiana, the flooding is perhaps unprecedented. And the local Catholic Charities is stepping up to help, even as... Read more

Aftermath of West Virginia floods.

One month after West Virginia floods, road to recovery is uphill

It’s been over a month since West Virginia was pounded by torrential rains that resulted in one of the worst... Read more

Flood damage in Falling Rock, West Virginia.

Prayers, rubber boots needed in wake of deadly West Virginia floods

Heavy storms dumped more than nine inches of rain in much of West Virginia last week, with the resulting floods... Read more


Who else is facing off during the Super Bowl? Catholic Charities

Whether fans are rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers in the upcoming NFL Super Bowl 50, Catholic... Read more

Water bottles.

What Catholics are doing about Flint's stunning water scandal

“It all started before Christmas. We knew something was wrong with the water.”  Read more

Pregnancy center partnership aims to improve women's healthcare in Colorado

When Jenny Langness took over as executive director of Real Choices Pregnancy Resource Center two years ago she was shocked... Read more

Pope Francis meets with schoolchildren at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels school in New York City, Sept. 25, 2015.

Never lose sight of your dreams, Pope tells Harlem schoolkids

When Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered his famous line “I have a dream”, he was thinking of you. Those were... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 3, 2014.

Jesus came into the world as a homeless person, Pope Francis says

There is no social or moral justification for homelessness, but we can find solace and meaning in the Incarnation, Pope... Read more

Oklahoma City tornado 2013.

Catholic Charities ready to help tornado, flood victims in Midwest

After a series of damaging tornadoes and flooding in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, a Catholic Charities affiliate said it is... Read more

Sr. Donna Markham, O.P., President of Catholic Charities USA.

Next Catholic Charities head is sister with a mission of compassion

Catholic Charities USA has named its next president: Sister Donna Markham, O.P., a trained clinical psychologist with a background in... Read more

The city of Napa, Calif. recovers from a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in August 2014.

Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the... Read more

A Pope Francis banner is hung at the Samaritan House homeless shelter in Denver.

Pope Francis banner in downtown Denver aims to inspire

A 10-foot tall banner depicting Pope Francis embracing a young child was hung July 1 on the exterior of the... Read more

New USCCB social development director aims to fight poverty

The U.S. bishops have named Mark Rohlena, head of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, to direct the Office of Domestic... Read more

Volunteers help clean up debris April 29, 2014 after a tornado ripped through Vilonia, Arkansas on April 27.

Catholic Charities aids victims of powerful Ark. storm

At least 35 people have been killed in deadly storms and tornadoes in the South, and Catholic agencies are preparing... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City speaks at the state's Catholic Advocacy Day, March 25, 2014.

Okla. Catholics speak up for voiceless with lawmakers

A recent “Catholic Advocacy Day” gave laity in Oklahoma the opportunity to participate in the legislative process and to be... Read more

Soup kitchen. (File photo/CNA).

Catholic Charities faces challenges from government shutdown

As the U.S. government shutdown continues, nonprofit aid groups such as Catholic Charities are feeling an added strain on their... Read more

Colorado National Guardsmen assist Boulder County authorities evacuate residents of Lyons, CO Sept. 13, 2013.

Catholic Charities prepares aid for Colo. flood victims

Catholic relief agencies in Colorado are assembling to provide long-term assistance for victims of the massive floods that have struck... Read more

Motorists attempt to drive through downtown Boulder after three days of heavy rainfall Sept. 12, 2013 in Boulder, CO.

Denver archbishop offers prayers, support to flood victims

As deadly flash flooding devastates the Colorado Front Range, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has asked for prayers for... Read more

Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs.

Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the... Read more