Creating a Culture of Encounter

WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Creating a Culture of Encounter” is the theme of 2017’s National Migration Week, an annual observance the U.S. Catholic bishops began over 25 years ago. Taking place Jan. 8-14, the week “is an excellent opportunity to highlight biblical tradition and our mission to welcome the newcomer,” said...

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From saving, to earning, to paying forward

Written by Mary McCusker For Benjamin Franklin, a penny saved was a penny earned. But for participants enrolled in the Catholic Charities Individual Development Account (IDA) program, a dollar saved is two dollars earned. The IDA initiative is a savings program for working, income-qualified individuals and families to build household...

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A home and hope for a family in need

Written by Mary McCusker Beena O’Neil was one day away from becoming homeless. She moved to New Jersey from Louisiana to care for her sister, who has health problems and needed the care of family. Once in New Jersey, Beena and her two sons, Sharoon and Simon, moved in with...

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Camden Diocese pays it forward in Louisiana

Written by Mary McCusker “It dumped the equivalent of 7.1 trillion gallons of water on the Baton Rouge area,” explained Mark Taylor, director of Veterans Services for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, as he described the recent flooding that has devastated Southern Louisiana. “For comparison, Hurricane Katrina dumped about 2.3...

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Catholic Charities to honor three Jewish Federations in South Jersey, Pennsauken Mayor with “Justice for All” Awards

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden annual Justice for All Awards Dinner honors an organization and an individual each year that exemplify the Catholic values of reaching out to the marginalized of society and building a more just community for all. In the Jewish tradition, these same values, expressed in a different...

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