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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


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

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