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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

Apr 2, 2014

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

Oct 10, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

Sep 17, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Sep 13, 2013

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

Jun 13, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

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

People walk through a damaged area near the Moore Warren Theater after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, OK.

Oklahoma bishop supports those grieving in Moore

May 21, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City traveled to Moore today to give his support and concern to those devastated... Read more

Catholic Charities USA laments food assistance cuts

May 18, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic Charities USA and other agencies across the country harshly criticized a $21 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... Read more

Locals console each other after a fertilizer plant explosion n West, Texas.

Austin diocese responds to Texas plant explosion

Apr 18, 2013

As the state reacts to a massive fertilizer plant explosion, Pope Francis and Bishop Joseph S. Vasquez of Austin have... Read more

Catholic Charities 'appalled' by former board member's abortion stance

Apr 10, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida says it is saddened that a former board member has become a Planned Parenthood lobbyist,... Read more

Fla. Planned Parenthood lobbyist was on Catholic Charities board

Apr 9, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Planned Parenthood lobbyist who appeared to endorse infanticide at a March hearing in the Florida legislature is a former... Read more

The Spanish Catholic Center's Música y Sueños benefit was held at the US Chamber of Commerce on March 22, 2013. Courtesy of Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Washington.

DC youth salsa dance for immigrant outreach

Mar 28, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A recent Latin-style party in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of young adults for a night of music, food and salsa... Read more

Empty classroom.

Catholic charities back lower tuition for immigrants

Mar 6, 2013

Colorado's three Catholic Charities agencies have stated their support for a bill which would allow some undocumented students to pay... Read more

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati delivers a homily at the tomb of St. Peter in Feb. 2012. CNA File Photo.

Cincinnati Catholic charities stress public-private partnership

Dec 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Leaders of 11 Catholic human services providers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are calling on lawmakers to protect the poor... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 24, 2012.

Catholic charity groups welcome Pope's call for fidelity

Dec 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Leaders of Catholic charities in the U.S. reaffirmed Pope Benedict's recent message on the need to remain firmly rooted in... Read more

Power lines bent over by Hurricane Sandy line the streets of in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Catholics continue Sandy relief work as second storm approaches

Nov 7, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic Charities affiliates are continuing to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as another storm heads for the region.  Read more

People look at properties destroyed during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City.

Catholic Charities works to assess, relieve damage from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 31, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholic Charities agencies along the East Coast are working to assess the damage left by Hurricane Sandy and respond to... Read more

Robert Gilligan, Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois (File Photo/CNA).

Ill. Catholic Charities seek new path without foster care, adoption

Oct 20, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic Charities agencies of Illinois are trying to meet society’s needs “in a different way” in their first year... Read more

Dr. Jonathan Reyes.

US bishops tap Denver Catholic Charities CEO as justice department head

Sep 17, 2012

President and CEO of Denver Catholic Charities, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, is honored to accept his new role as executive director... Read more

Storm damage from Hurricane Isaac in Mobile, Ala.

Catholics responding to challenges of Isaac cleanup

Sep 6, 2012

As Gulf Coast residents continue the recovery process following Hurricane Isaac, Catholic groups throughout the South have begun organizing disaster... Read more

Louisiana Air National Guard help rescue citizens from Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish Aug. 29, 2012. DoD photo by Capt. Lance Cagnolatti, U.S. Army.

In Hurricane Isaac's wake, prayers and help for victims

Sep 2, 2012

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans prayed for victims of Hurricane Isaac, as the archdiocese's Catholic Charities affiliate assesses... Read more