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Kansas project helps clients escape the predatory loan cycle

Apr 17, 2017

In 2015, Shannon found herself swimming in debt from a title loan. She faithfully made the $200 monthly payments. Unfortunately,... Read more

New campaign highlights Catholic services in Michigan

Mar 23, 2017

A new television ad campaign launched by the Michigan Catholic Conference is featuring commercials that spotlight the hand of the... Read more

Residents walk down a street along Chef Menture Ave after a tornado touched down in the eastern part of the city on Feb. 7, 2017 in New Orleans.

Catholic groups step up after tornadoes strike New Orleans area

Feb 9, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It’s a scene all too unfortunately familiar for many in the city of New Orleans - that of devastation in... Read more

Somali refugees.

For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies 'welcome the stranger'

Jan 10, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A Somali couple with three children is seeking a new life in Minnesota thanks to a Catholic Charities’ resettlement program... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

How the Church is fighting Zika virus in the US

Sep 1, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

With Zika virus reaching the continental U.S. in recent weeks, scientists are scrambling to find a cure and a vaccine.... Read more

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

Aug 16, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 2, 2016

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

Jun 28, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Broncos.

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

Feb 2, 2016

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

Jan 29, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

“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

Oct 30, 2015

By Hillary Mast

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

Sep 25, 2015

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

Sep 24, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jan 13, 2015

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

Aug 26, 2014

By Mary Farrow

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

Jul 3, 2014

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

Jun 17, 2014

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

Apr 29, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

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