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Catholic Charities Agencies Work Together To Alleviate Hunger

In honor of National Volunteer Month, a number of our member agencies have celebrated by hosting events in their communities with volunteers to raise awareness about hunger. Additionally, our member agencies used this opportunity to highlight their mentoring programs to engage youth in volunteerism. From Chicago, Illinois and Baltimore, Maryland; to Louisville, Kentucky and Metuchen, […]

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CCUSA Recognizes Richard & Elisabeth as 2015 Volunteers of the Year

Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce that Richard and Elisabeth Buchanan are the winners of the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Since 1963, the Buchanans have cared for dozens of foster children through Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona “Whenever we have need of a place for a baby to go for a […]


Catholic Charities USA Announces 2015 Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. In recognition of National Volunteer Month, this award honors the contributions of more than 300,000 volunteers who dedicated their time and talents to the Catholic Charities network. The finalists for Catholic Charities USA’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year […]


Accepting the Challenge, Together As One Human Family

Last week, we celebrated the “Week of Action” with our partners Caritas Internationalis in solidarity of their “One Human Family, Food For All” Hunger Campaign. The week consisted of reflection, prayers and looking ahead to how our organization can continue working together to reduce poverty in America. Unfortunately,  food insecurity is something that millions of […]

DePaul University confers honorary doctorate on Rev. Larry Snyder

Editor’s Note: Catholic Charities President, Rev. Larry Snyder, was in Chicago this past weekend to address the 2014 Graduates of DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the College of Science & Health, and presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Below are the remarks delivered by Charles Suchar, DePaul University’s […]

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A Prayer for the Innocents

In many ways, it’s hard to believe it has already been one year. Our staff was gathering for our annual Christmas party, preparing to celebrate the good cheer and hopefulness of the holiday season. The food was ready and laughter was filing the halls of our office. Then I saw the breaking news alert – […]

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“Expiring Unemployment Insurance: A Financial Cliff Facing 1.3M Americans”

The following are Rev. Larry Snyder’s remarks during the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on Thursday, December 5, 2013, entitled “Expiring Unemployment Insurance: A Financial Cliff Facing 1.3 Million Americans.” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, members of the House Democratic Caucus, and Americans benefiting from this program highlighted its importance and underscored the harm […]


Happy Thanksgiving from CCUSA

Did you know the first thanksgiving was a three-day feast? While our thanksgiving dinners may not be quite as sumptuous or extended as that original sharing of harvests, many look forward to this time of year as a time to come together with family and friends to share stories, reflect on our blessings, and of […]