Tag: Catholic Charities

Catholic leaders find proposed federal budget largely fails the moral test

Catholic leaders find proposed federal budget largely fails the moral test

| Dennis Sadowski | May 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

Church leaders repeated in interviews that a budget is a moral document that reflects the nation’s priorities and that they found that the spending plan revealed May 23 backs away from the country’s historical support for children, the elderly and the poor, and protecting the environment.

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Catholic Charities urging Legislature to ‘do its part’ in funding new Dorothy Day Place

Catholic Charities urging Legislature to ‘do its part’ in funding new Dorothy Day Place

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hit its private fundraising goal for the new Dorothy Day Place in downtown St. Paul, but it needs the State Legislature to allocate public funding to complete the $100 million project.

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For Catholic Charities-served refugee, family trumps fear

For Catholic Charities-served refugee, family trumps fear

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Suad Gele didn’t know about the incoming U.S. president — or his proposed policies’ potential impact on immigrants and refugees — when she came to the United States as a refugee in December 2016.

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Three hospitals, Catholic Charities collaborate in new medical center

Three hospitals, Catholic Charities collaborate in new medical center

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Regions, United and St. Joseph hospitals are partnering with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for a 16-bed medical respite unit at Higher Ground St. Paul, Catholic Charities’ new vision for the Dorothy Day Center, which serves the homeless.

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Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

| Melenie Soucheray | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ellis and her colleagues hope to have captured the energy and passion of the approximately 100 people who attended the assembly. They heard from Artika Tyner, associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and civil rights attorney. Also on the program docket were Brandt Williams, senior reporter at Minnesota Public Radio, and Butch Blauert, a 25-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Higher Ground opens its doors to transform homelessness in St. Paul

Higher Ground opens its doors to transform homelessness in St. Paul

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

With finishing touches remaining on Catholic Charities’ brand new Higher Ground homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, residents began moving in Jan. 11.

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For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies ‘welcome the stranger’

For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies ‘welcome the stranger’

| Kevin Jones | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Somali couple with three children is seeking a new life in Minnesota thanks to a Catholic Charities’ resettlement program that cites a Christian imperative for its work.

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A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

| December 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities touched Tim Welsh’s life early when he was adopted as a baby by a Washington D.C. area family through the organization’s infant home in 1966. He reconnected with Catholic Charities years later from a phone call he received in the late 1990s while working in the Twin Cities with McKinsey and Company, a business consulting firm.

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As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many as 300 people eat at Dorothy Day each day. This year’s Christmas meal will be the last time its guests eat a holiday dinner at the longtime site, according to Catholic Charities’ timeline. Next year, meals are expected to be served in a transition space as Catholic Charities completes two new buildings designed to better meet guests’ needs.

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Cleveland, Chicago prelates offer friendly World Series wager

Cleveland, Chicago prelates offer friendly World Series wager

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago and Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland are making the friendly bet with the loser donating food from a local restaurant to feed dozens of hungry people.

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To shelter the homeless

To shelter the homeless

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Catholic Charities a partner in TPT food insecurity documentary

Catholic Charities a partner in TPT food insecurity documentary

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 27-minute program examines homelessness, food insecurity and efforts to increase access to healthier food.

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