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Tamales, Bouquets, and Craigslist

You might wonder what tamales, bouquets, and Craigslist have to do with fighting poverty. But in the most recent edition of Charities USA, you’ll learn how each of these avenues are helping pioneer a new approach of building opportunity for those in need through the power of social enterprise. In the magazine, you’ll read about Bouquets […]

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“It’s time for a new conversation and a new approach”

Earlier this month, Catholic Charities USA’s Brian R. Corbin, Sr. Vice President of Social Policy, addressed the official launch of a bold new initiative of Catholic Charities Fort Worth – The Padua Pilot. “Individuals and families living in poverty already face a lot of barriers,” Corbin said. “They disproportionately live in neighborhoods that don’t provide them […]

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Tornados: Preparation and Planning

Imagine standing directly next to a giant waterfall, or being on the runway as a jumbo jet takes off. According to those who have survived a tornado, that’s what it feels like to be in the path of a twister’s fury. Especially for those living in Texas and the central plains states, tornados can be […]

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Walking Alongside All Mothers

Many of us might be celebrating Mother’s Day with a handmade card, breakfast in bed, or a special dinner, but for some moms, it’s just another day on the calendar. It’s just another day trying to scrounge together enough money to help the family not go hungry. It’s just another day when the bills pile […]

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Reflections for Holy Week

As the Church prepares to enter the solemn celebration of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, Catholic Charities USA offers the following excerpts from following reflections written by members of the Catholic Charities network to accompany you on your spiritual journey. To subscribe to daily reflections throughout the Lent and Easter seasons, click here. Palm […]

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Joy, Hope, and the Praxis of Charity

2015 is the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes (“Joy and Hope”), one of the four Apostolic Constitutions resulting from the Second Vatican Council. The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns is hosting a conference focusing on the legacy and impact of this historic document, and what its message of “joy and hope” has […]

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Reflections on Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Notre Dame students lined both sides of the street from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to the university’s cemetery, witnessing in solidarity as ROTC students provided an honor guard for the casket of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. The University he loved and called home paid a fond farewell to the man who led the […]

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One Family Under God

Yesterday, we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany, remembering the journey of the strangers from afar who were drawn by a strange and mysterious light to leave the comfort of their homelands and embark on a journey, led only by a star. They didn’t know what they’d find at the end of their journey – […]

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Silent Night, Holy Night

Silent night, Holy night All is calm, all is bright I admit it – It’s easy to get a little jaded. Every year, the familiar holiday jingles on the radio are used to encourage us to show how much we care for our family and friends by purchasing them the hottest new gadget, car, or […]