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How To Volunteer Over The Holidays -- And Into The New Year

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.24.2016 | Home

The holidays are an important time for giving back to your community and supporting local organizations in need. Below are some ideas for volunteering...

Beyond #GivingTuesday: Starting The Next 100 Years of Help & Hope

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

A new holiday season, a new administration, a new century of Catholic Charities helping neighbors - non-Catholics and Catholics alike - it doesn't mat...

This City Is Providing Mobile Bathrooms And Showers For Homeless

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Home

A new partnership is helping provide dignity to homeless individuals. The city of Santa Rosa, California, has partnered with Catholic Charities to buy...

Pope Francis Skips Lunch With Politicians To Eat With Homeless In Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home

Pope Francis stepped away from the pomp and pageantry of Capitol Hill to be with the poor and homeless on Thursday. Passing on the opportunity to dine...

The Realities of Catholic Charities Adoption

Christine Stoddard | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Christine Stoddard

In the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, the adoption process begins far from the sphere of Pharaohs. Discreetly located in a Burke office park, the Catholic Charities Center for Adoption and Pregnancy Service has a staff of licensed social workers to assist birth and adoptive parents.

A Lifetime Away From Saigon

Thuy Thanh Jakim | Posted 04.23.2015 | Home
Thuy Thanh Jakim

“Don't forget, be good. Love your new family. You always have your mother here in Vietnam. You have not been orphaned.” I watched as this woman wh...

Nun Named First Female Head Of Catholic Charities

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home

(RNS) A nun has been chosen as the next president of Catholic Charities USA, the first time that a woman will head the church’s main charitable arm ...

Crawford Gratefully Celebrates a Year Off the Streets

Street Sense | Posted 10.04.2014 | DC
Street Sense

Every weekday from 7:30 a.m. to noon you are likely to find Crawford selling papers on the corner of 19th and M St NW. That is the same corner where on February 2, 2010, Crawford's luck took a turn for the better. It was there that he met Reed Sandridge.

Anna Babin: Tenacity and Faith Born from Grief

Tom Ferguson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Home
Tom Ferguson

People who know Anna Babin speak of her deep faith in God and the tenacity she developed as a young girl which gives her the strength to confront problems from which many would shy away.

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.07.2014 | Home
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

The Second Coming of Homeless Jesus

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Lester & Charlie

The stories sound incredible, but they're true. Too many local governments think the homeless should just go away and stop depressing everyone with their mere presence. Or at least find another town to live in.

A Wave of Prayer to End Hunger, Protect SNAP

David Beckmann | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
David Beckmann

Christians of the world are calling on our leaders to act. We are not asking for anything more than we know can be done. Join us in prayer at noon on Dec. 10 and together we can create a world in which the lowly are lifted up and the hungry are filled.

Bishops Betting On World Series

Posted 10.23.2013 | Home

The Archbishop of St. Louis, the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, has challenged Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, to a friendly wager. As ...

How Pope Benedict Pushed Charities Beyond Routine Giving

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.12.2013 | Home

Religious leaders are honoring Pope Benedict XVI for his emphasis on making service a cornerstone of one's life. Benedict, who announced Monday th...

Pope Benedict XVI Tightens Control Over Charities That Call themselves 'Catholic'

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Bishops must exercise closer supervision over Catholic charities and ensure that their activities do not contradict church doctrine...

SLIDESHOW: Top Nonprofits Ranked On Total Revenue

Posted 11.08.2012 | Home

A new report ranks the nation's top nonprofits in terms of revenue at a time when most are confronted with fewer donors and diminishing government sup...

Catholic Charities To Develop Job Program | Beth Cravey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home

The Jacksonville regional office of Catholic Charities has received a $82,556 grant to develop a pilot Workforce Development program for low income, u...

Cardinal Dolan's Blackmail For Jesus: The Empire Strikes Back

Michele Somerville | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Michele Somerville

If Timothy Dolan is to be believed, he's ready to sacrifice the poor -- many of whom are elderly, juvenile, disabled and infirm -- in Christ's name, for the greater good of wining the war against contraception.

The Kids Are All Right: Gay Parents Raising Children

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods and appearing on our TV screen. But still many are left wondering: How will these children of gay parents fare?

United States Catholics: A Church Divided

Michele Somerville | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Michele Somerville

So rogue are most Roman Catholics when it comes to papal teaching, that Catholic dissidence often seems the norm.

Faith In Action DC: Msgr. John Enzler Of Catholic Charities of Washington

Jack Gordon | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Jack Gordon

The President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington explains how we see the face of Christ through serving "the least of these."

End the 'Witch Hunt' Approach at Catholic Community-Organizing Fund

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Pablo Eisenberg

It is one thing to demand fealty to Catholic church principles from grant recipients; it is quite another to insist that these groups cannot in any way be associated with other organizations that do not adhere to the church's teachings.

Catholic Charities Moves On Childhood Obesity

Posted 04.13.2012 | Home

By Tom Gallagher National Catholic Reporter Chicago agency ties federal awareness campaign to long-standing food programs Theologians who stud...

When A Young Catholic Has Had Enough, He Resigns

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Joseph Amodeo

In light of Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan's comments directed at the LGBT community, I resigned from the Executive Committee of the Junior Board of Catholic Charities.

Faith Inspires: The Benedictine Sisters Of Erie

Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

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