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Crawford Gratefully Celebrates a Year Off the Streets

Street Sense | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 | Religion
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 | Impact
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 | Comedy
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 | Religion
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 | Religion

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 ...

Nation's Poorest Losing Help When They Need It Most

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He's a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations trying...

Help Shrinks As Poverty Spikes In The US

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact

BALTIMORE — Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He's a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations t...

How Pope Benedict Pushed Charities Beyond Routine Giving

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact

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 | Religion

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 | Impact

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

jacksonville.com | Beth Cravey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

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 | Religion
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 | Parents
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Impact
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 | Religion

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

Catholic Quits Over Cardinal Dolan's Stance On LGBT Youth

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.07.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — A day before Easter, the head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation...

When A Young Catholic Has Had Enough, He Resigns

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
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 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Downstate GOP Lawmaker Takes Aim At Civil Union Law

Posted 01.31.2012 | Chicago

A downstate Republican lawmaker is pushing a new bill to the Illinois state general assembly which attempts to introduce exceptions to the state's civ...

Illinois Catholic Charities Ends Adoption Lawsuit

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

While the end of Catholic Charities' adoption contract lawsuit is a victory for the equal application of the law and state services, the fight over civil rights and equality between LGBT Americans and powerful religious organizations is far from over.

Catholic Charities Abandons Thousands of Children Instead of Adopting to LGBT Parents

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Over and over again, the Catholic dioceses have made the conscious decision to abandon orphans and foster children rather than place them in loving, forever homes, based on nothing in their actual belief system.

The ABC Factor At Health and Human Services: Anybody But Catholics

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Trafficking of human beings is one of the great modern-day scandals, but at least until now the U.S. government sought to sincerely address the issue.