Tag: Catholic Charities
The corporal works of mercy are charitable deeds that provide for the bodily needs of others, and standing at the top of the list of critical bodily needs are food and shelter. The fourth corporal work of mercy is to shelter the homeless, also known as to harbor the harborless. In the Gospel, it corresponds to, “I was . . . a stranger and you welcomed me” (Mt 25:35). A roof over one’s head provides protection from the elements as well as safety and security.
The 27-minute program examines homelessness, food insecurity and efforts to increase access to healthier food.
Hundreds of business and community leaders including Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Deputy Mayor Kristin Beckmann joined Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer Tim Marx Oct. 8 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Catholic Charities’ new Dorothy Day Center, Higher Ground St. Paul. During a 45-minute program in a white tent adjacent to the construction site, Marx […]
Two Catholic entities paying close attention to the state legislature see elements in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal that could aid their missions in promoting just and dignified living and working conditions for Minnesotans.
On Feb. 2, Father Larry Snyder will return to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to take the helm as vice president of the Office for Mission at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Dominican Sister Donna Markham has been chosen to succeed Father Larry Snyder as the new president of Catholic Charities USA.
Father Larry Snyder, who for the last nine years has been president of Catholic Charities USA, one of the largest social service agencies in the United States, will become vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, effective Feb. 1, 2015.