Kerry Alys Robinson, the new president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, the organization dedicated to carrying out the domestic humanitarian work of the Catholic Church in the United States, says its mission isn’t only to be generous, but to inspire generosity in turn.
Catholic Charities USA, the organization dedicated to carrying out the domestic humanitarian work of the Catholic Church in the United States, responded Oct. 31 to “disturbing” recent remarks by a social media influencer threatening its staff.
After the Biden administration reached a settlement with thousands of migrants who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration, Catholic immigration advocates want people to never forget what was done to these families.
“Recognizing the immediate and growing need for assistance” for Hawaii’s wildfires victims, Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has called on all parishes in his archdiocese to take a special collection to support church relief efforts in the Diocese of Honolulu in the aftermath of the devastating Aug. 8-9 wildfires.
“Blessed are the young,” said Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, “for they shall inherit the national debt.” Hoover’s witty mangling of Matthew 5:5 still gets a laugh today, just as it surely did when he made the wisecrack in 1936.
Last month, Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, decided the organization’s mobile office would get better use in Western Kentucky where a spake of killer tornadoes had just torn across the region.
Before the expansion, 27 million children — including about half of Black and Latino children and half of children living in rural communities — received less than the full credit or no credit because their families’ incomes were too low.
The tearful homilies that Kentucky pastor Father David Kennedy gave on Sunday morning, worried about the well-being of one community of parishioners, turned hopeful by day’s end as he gave a private Mass to a parishioner that narrowly escaped a tornado.
Catholic Charities in and around the areas of Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Ida — one of the most powerful storms to hit the continental U.S. since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — are collecting donations as they prepare to help with the yet-unknown damage caused by the late August storm.
After the Supreme Court overturned a national moratorium on evictions from rental properties imposed by the Centers for Disease Control amid the Covid pandemic, the president of Catholic Charities USA says it’s now crucial to educate local Catholic charities, landlords, and renters on how to access the billions of dollars of rental assistance available from the federal government.