Tag: Catholic Charities

Parish assessments help to fund ministries in local Church

Parish assessments help to fund ministries in local Church

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

While funds from the Catholic Services Appeal help to fund ministries in the archdiocese ranging from Catholic schools and Catholic Charities to seminarian education and youth programs, the CSA isn’t the only source of financial support for essential programs in the local Church.

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Shelter in need of volunteers

Shelter in need of volunteers

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Dorothy Day Center’s overflow shelter, located in a former Catholic Charities office building next door to the main Dorothy Day site in St. Paul, is in need of volunteers to help keep it open.

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When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Major League Baseball umpire Mark Wegner, a Catholic, is in Baltimore to work at an Orioles game, one way he likes to spend his spare time is by helping people in need.

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Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are several initiatives in the works to attempt to reverse the affordable housing shortage and the growing shelter demand.

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Catholic Charities helps immigrant youth legalize status

Catholic Charities helps immigrant youth legalize status

| August 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Samir Barrera has always had a passion for music. He plays piano and practices every day in a studio he put together in his home.

Barrera, 28, is an undocumented immigrant from Honduras living in St. Paul, and he was beginning to think he would never be able to go to college and realize his dream of becoming a professional music producer — until recently.

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Retired Catholic Charities CEO grounded in church’s social teachings

Retired Catholic Charities CEO grounded in church’s social teachings

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

My faith is grounded in works of charity. It goes back to the seventh grade. It was in a religion class and I got in a bit of a tiff with the pastor over buying a bell for the church. I was watching people on farms and in the community becoming overwhelmed with poverty and I felt we should be doing more with that.

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Talks raise awareness about homelessness

Talks raise awareness about homelessness

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities chief executive officer Tim Marx has been presenting “Catholic Charities 101” programs at parishes around the archdiocese to help the public better understand the extent of homelessness locally, what the organization is doing and how people can help.

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Longtime Catholic Charities leader steps down

Longtime Catholic Charities leader steps down

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

After dedicating the last three and a half decades of his life to helping lift people out of poverty, Paul Martodam, chief strategy officer of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has decided to end his tenure with the organization as of April 11 based on advice from his doctors.

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Combating poverty in the public arena

Combating poverty in the public arena

| Jason Adkins | December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following column is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Let’s work to assist those in great need

Let’s work to assist those in great need

| November 23, 2011

The Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul is sponsored by our local Catholic Charities and has always prided itself in offering shelter to anyone need­ing a place to sleep for the night.

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Catholic Charities bringing more men out of cold

Catholic Charities bringing more men out of cold

| Kathryn Elliott | November 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dorothy Day Center overflow shelter in St. Paul accommodates greater need this winter

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State government shutdown: A wake-up call to mend our civic culture

State government shutdown: A wake-up call to mend our civic culture

| Tim Marx | July 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Now that our elected leaders have collided in a game of “chicken” and significant portions of state government are idled, a pall has been cast over Minnesota.

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