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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 [...]


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 [...]


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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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]