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Blind and Playing Tennis: Check It Out

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Keep your eye on the ball, the number one advice tennis coaches shout from the sidelines.

But what if you’re blind and want to play tennis?

This marks the latest barrier just broken on September 25, 2015 by...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Catholic Guild for the Blind, Court16

Pope Francis Said “Fight for Our Dreams.” Now What?

Posted on 10/2/2015 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

 

CREDIT: Jeffrey Bruno

"This is the scariest moment for the Church in the United States. 

Do we treat him like a rock star? Because if we do the concert is now over...

 

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Tags: Pope Francis

Pope, Poverty & What We Do Now

Posted on 10/1/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Pope Francis placed poverty as Issue #1 when he visited us in New York City last week.

So what are we going to do about it?

Let’s educate, activate and turn fellow New Yorkers into key players to solve...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Children with Special Needs Find Their Game

Posted on 09/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

What happens when you pair a great big NBA player with little children with special needs?

Retired NBA player Adonal Foyle just found out at Astor Services for Children & Families, an affiliate of Catholic Charities...

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Pope Francis’ Intimate Message: The Story Not Yet Told

Posted on 09/29/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We watched televised clips as Pope Francis paraded by D.C.’s National Mall, said mass at New York’s Madison Square Garden and spoke in Philadelphia at the World Meeting of Families.

But what about the intimate conversation...

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Pope Francis Blessed Muslim Torture Victim

Posted on 09/28/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

During Pope Francis’ fast, five day trip to the U.S., his visits, actions and words highlighted his priorities: to serve the homeless, the hungry, the struggling immigrant.  At Catholic Charities we were honored last Friday to introduce Pope...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Pope Francis, Our Lady Queen of Angels School

Before Pope Francis’ Visit, Mayor de Blasio & Cardinal Dolan Reveal Plans to House Homeless

Posted on 09/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Today, the day before Pope Francis’ visit to New York City, Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan stood behind Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Mayor Bill de Blasio as they announced that the Catholic Church will...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Mayor de Blasio, Cardinal Dolan, Pope Francis, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Eric Adams, Stephen Levin, Gilbert Taylor

Feast for the Hungry in Harlem

Posted on 09/22/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

More than 400 hungry Harlem neighbors feasted on a chef-prepared Italian dinner earlier this month thanks to teamwork between Catholic Charities, the Food Bank for New York City and Barilla. 

Together this team served...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Hunger Action Month, Barilla, Food Bank of New York CIty

Marching through Harlem, Catholic Charities Shouts “We Are Here”

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities marched with thousands through Harlem yesterday, September 20, in the largest black parade in America, the African-American Day Parade.

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Tags: Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Community Center, African-American Day Parade

Sewing for Pope Francis: A Beautiful Dream

Posted on 09/18/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In the twelve years Ignacia Gonzalez has toiled in the United States she has had no experience like the one she is having now, she says, not even close.  This Mexican immigrant, impoverished and belittled as an “illegal,” is now doing...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Church, Madison Square Garden

Tips on How to Win from NY Giants Coach Tom Coughlin

Posted on 09/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin welcomes Pope Francis in this Charity Has No Boundaries video. 

He also thanks the pope for using his office to attack hunger and promote world peace. 

And he draws a parallel to...

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Tags: Pope Francis, Tom Coughlin, NY Giants

Back to School Shopping = Back to School Success

Posted on 09/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Back-to-school shopping.  It’s right up there with memories of a new classroom, new friends and fresh scents in the autumn air.

But for too many children in families we serve, back-to-school shopping is as out of reach...

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Write to End Hunger NOW!

Posted on 09/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities is teaming with the collective Christian voice, Bread for the World, to end hunger. Check out this post by frontline Bread for the World...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Bread for the World, Feed Our Children campaign, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Unions Kicked Off Labor Day Parade at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Posted on 09/14/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

More than 500 labor leaders and union members kicked off New York City’s huge Labor Day Parade this past Saturday, September 12 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual Labor Mass celebrated by Msgr....

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Tags: Labor Day Parade, Cardinal Dolan, Mayor de Blasio