Tag: Catholic Charities

U.S. reports poverty declines, but agencies finding needs remain great

U.S. reports poverty declines, but agencies finding needs remain great

| Dennis Sadowski | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The good news from the U.S. Census Bureau Sept. 12 was that the poverty rate dropped for the third straight year in 2017 and median family incomes ticked up 1.8 percent to nearly $61,400.

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At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

| Kelly Sankowski | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of “standing in the shoes of others.”

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Housing gap to remain a key poverty factor past 2020

Housing gap to remain a key poverty factor past 2020

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hope LaDuke stood in the wind near a concrete sound barrier along Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis Aug. 1. All of her belongings were stacked under a plastic tarp that measured roughly 5 feet square, and she pulled out a blanket that she would sleep under that night.

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At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined a chorus of hands applauding in welcome.

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Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

| Susan Moses | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has been studying poverty at the federal level from Washington, but he took a few hours to learn what poverty looks like on the front lines with a visit to Catholic Charities Fort Worth April 3.

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Sowers of Justice explores roots, state of housing discrimination

Sowers of Justice explores roots, state of housing discrimination

| February 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

Segregating African-Americans by neighborhood in the Twin Cities goes back at least to the early 1900s.

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Catholic Charities to honor improv artists who bring joy to St. Joseph’s Home

Catholic Charities to honor improv artists who bring joy to St. Joseph’s Home

| November 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Fielitz and fellow improv colleague Jim DeSimone, 50, help around 10 youth unpack their creativity each week in a commons area at the Catholic Charities-run youth home for youth living with mental illness.

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Elevating conversation: Catholics engage in dialogue on race, religion

Elevating conversation: Catholics engage in dialogue on race, religion

| September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The biggest point that we emphasize is use your heart, not [just] your head, in the conversation, so when somebody says ‘This is my experience,’ you don’t try and argue them out of it.”

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Dorothy Day Center demolition underway for new campus

Dorothy Day Center demolition underway for new campus

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Construction workers began demolishing the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul Sept. 13 to pave the way for the new Opportunity Center and Dorothy Day Residence.

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Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities USA presented a $2 million check Sept. 4 representing donations received to date for immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.

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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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