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Cardinal Dolan Feeds Hungry; Washes Their Feet

Posted on 04/7/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Holy Thursday with Catholic Charities staff, volunteers and those we serve at the Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry. As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, Cardinal Dolan helped distribute food to at least 200 people and humbly washed the feet of some of those gathered at the pre-Easter ritual. The Cardinal spoke about the significance and the message of Holy Thursday. “It’s got a great meaning because he gives us that good...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, CBS New York, Easter ritual, Holy Thursday, Scott Rapoport, Volunteers, washington heights ecumenical food pantry

Check Out These Stories Of Hope - Share Your Own

Posted on 04/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

When Stephanie lost her vision, hope meant learning how to live independently once again.

For Mark, hope is the way his baby girls looks at him when he calls her name.

For Loren, hope is never giving up her dream. While hope means something different for each of us -- We often come up with hope’s meaning when it seems farthest away.

That’s why we’re sponsoring What is Hope this Easter season, a campaign that interviews New Yorkers and provides hope for those who need it...

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Tags: Easter

Celebrate Good Friday with Our Final Lenten Tip of the Day

Posted on 04/3/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

"To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests," says Pope Francis, "but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us."

 

Click to Make the Most of Lent

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Tags: Good Friday, Lent, Pope Francis

Easter Message from Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

Posted on 04/2/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The faith-based roots of what we do at Catholic Charities are clearer as we enter Holy Week.  We see and celebrate this week, and throughout the Easter season, the mysterious way that suffering can be transformed into happiness and peace, and death into life.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: Holy Week, Msgr. Sullivan

CYO Season Wrap Up

Posted on 04/2/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan traded jokes with parents and cheered with fans during the final wrap up of the CYO basketball season held Saturday, March 28, at Dominican College bleachers in Rockland County.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Cardinal Dolan, CYO

Teens Team Up to Feed the Hungry

Posted on 03/31/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 

Teens teamed with Catholic Charities and a local club in Dutchess County to shore up food pantries that serve the hungry, reports Hudson Valley TV Network News Anchor Donna Reyer.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County

NYC Gas Explosion: Catholic Charities Mobilizes Help

Posted on 03/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities mobilized to provide crucial help for victims of last week’s gas explosion that leveled three buildings, immediately injuring nearly two dozen people and killing two more. 

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: east village, gas explosion, Nazareth Housing

Lenten Countdown

Posted on 03/27/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

"We must express our faith in action." - Pope Francis Especially now during Lent, join us at Catholic Charities and express your faith in action.

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Tags: Pope Francis, Lent

How to Fight Confusion on Immigration Reform

Posted on 03/26/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined three governors in filing a brief on Monday, March 23, 2015 to push back against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Catholic Charities teamed with nonprofit providers to continue to push forward, informing those who could benefit from the President’s plan about the ins and outs of administrative relief. 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability

How to Find a Spot in the NYC Marathon

Posted on 03/25/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Running the New York City Marathon  -- the defining moment in a runner’s life. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to get in. But if you’re reading this you’re in luck. Catholic Charities is an official charity participant in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

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Tags: New York City marathon, TCS

A Manhattan Pilgrimage in What Some Call the City of Sin?

Posted on 03/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

A Manhattan pilgrimage in what some call the City of Sin?  You got it.

Carrying wooden crosses, young Catholics sloshed down snow-covered sidewalks and stood in sun-filled pews on Saturday, March 21, 2015 as they participated in the Pilgrimage of New...

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Tags: Catholic Charities Junior Board

Celebrate Spring with Our Lenten Tip of the Day

Posted on 03/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." - St. Catherine of Siena

Today as we celebrate the first day of spring, clean your heart, your words, your mind.

Join us at Catholic Charities. Be who God meant you to be.

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Tags: St. Catherine of Siena

Six Reasons Cardinal Dolan Blessed Our Immigrant & Refugee Services

Posted on 03/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In a special event held to bless our work with new immigrants and the central site where this work is carried out, Cardinal Timothy Dolan met, greeted and blessed staff, new immigrants and the Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services Division at its new location at 80 Maiden Lane yesterday, March 18. The Division relocated to this downtown Manhattan site in December 2013 to accommodate Catholic Charities' growing immigration services that respond to the expanding needs of this...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services Division, Cultural Instruction, DACA, DAPA, Kingston, Manhattan site, NY, President Obama's Executive Action, Staten Island, Terra Firma, USCIS office

Check out this Pipe Band Marching Down 5th Ave.

Posted on 03/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Happy St. Patrick's Day! There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to hear a pipe band marching down Fifth Avenue. And there's no better group to celebrate with than us here at Catholic Charities.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Irish community, Project Irish Outreach, St. Patricks Day

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