Tag: Catholic Charities

From CNS: Catholic agency on front lines helping Flint residents with water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (CNS) — Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to provide safe water to those living and working in the community.

Standing at the front of the battle is Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties in the Lansing Diocese. The agency that provides assistance to people in need, including counseling, substance abuse treatment, foster care and adoption services.

Archbishop Kurtz official statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis

In recent days, we have seen reports about and pictures of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, primarily Syrians fleeing the conflict in their nation, fleeing into Europe in search of protection. These images have captured the world’s attention and sympathy. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked Catholics in Europe to respond to the needs of the refugees streaming into Europe and, throughout his papacy, has consistently called upon the world to protect refugees and other persons on the move.

Helping Already Born: NY Catholic Charities and Soccer

There is a tired and untrue claim that the Catholic Church proclaims being pro-life, but that means we are only concerned with those before they are born, and not after. It is a lie that has been stated so often people believe it to be true. But is is wrong. Each week the DePorres Pages features a ministry to the “already born” consistent with the Church’s pro-life teaching.

This week we feature a report on National Public Radio, which describes a program co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York Catholic Charities. It is a soccer program for unaccompanied minors. You can hear the story and read it on the National Public Radio Website.

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