Catholic Charities

May 21, 2013

Oklahoma City Archbishop Assures Tornado Victims of His Prayers

'Be mindful of the suffering individuals and families and community of central Oklahoma,' Archbishop Paul Coakley says as he traveled to Moore, which was devastated by twisters this week.

January 9, 2013

Catholic Leaders Assess Fiscal Cliff Outcome — and Prepare for Next Standoff

With a deal on taxes now in place, the issue of potential spending cuts moves front and center for Catholic institutions.

December 3, 2012

Parishes in Queens Remain Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Catholics display faith and generosity as they struggle to get through the storm’s devastating aftermath.

November 19, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Efforts Move From Relief to Recovery

People in hard-hit areas continue to work to rebuild their lives.

November 2, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Offers Prayers, Help for Those Suffering After Superstorm Sandy

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn also is reaching out to his devastated flock.

September 4, 2012

New Orleans Archdiocese Prays for and Helps Victims of Hurricane Isaac

Catholic Charities is assisting those in need.

August 10, 2012

Archbishop Lori: Obama Invite to Catholic Dinner Is Not Show of Support

Baltimore archbishop and others weigh in on invitation of the president to upcoming Alfred E. Smith Foundation dinner in New York.

July 10, 2012

Chicago Catholic Charities Joins Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate

Cardinal Francis George: 'I am sorry that the intransigence of the Department of Health and Human Services has made it necessary to defend in court what every American could take for granted until this year.'

March 6, 2012

Catholics Help Midwest Tornado Victims

Indianapolis Archdiocese's Catholic Charities assists the displaced. The local St. Francis Xavier Church survived the storms and serves as a command center.

February 28, 2012

Who Is Sister Carol Keehan?

The powerful Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, a congregation that professes to be devoted to serving the poor through corporal and spiritual works of mercy, often finds herself at odds with the Church.

January 12, 2012

Is Bishop Slattery Privatizing Catholic Charities?

Tulsa Diocese’s parish-centered approach offers a model that draws the needs of the poor into the daily life of the faithful.

January 11, 2012

Illinois Catholic Charities Reorganizes in Response to State Defunding

Diocese of Springfield's services are more self-reliant now.

November 16, 2011

New Law Leads to Catholic Charities Casualty in Illinois

One agency breaks from diocese in order to continue adoptions and foster-care placement under civil union law, which prohibits discrimination against same-sex couples.

November 15, 2011

Illinois Dioceses Drop Lawsuit Against State and Shut Down Adoption Services

'The decision not to pursue further appeals was reached with great reluctance, but was necessitated by the fact that the state of Illinois has made it financially impossible for our agencies to continue to provide these services,' said Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville and Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of Joliet.

November 14, 2011

Bishop Braxton on Belleville Diocese's Catholic Charities

November 14, 2011

More From Bishop Lori on Religious Freedom

September 27, 2011

No More Foster Care for Illinois Catholic Charities?

A local judge refused to change his ruling that the state has the right to stop referring children to charities in four dioceses.

August 31, 2011

Catholic Charities Continues to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Irene

In the aftermath, residents and towns still need a lot of help cleaning up.

August 26, 2011

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August 25, 2011

Judge Rules Against Illinois Catholic Charities

Ruling: State has the right to stop contracting with the agencies on foster care and adoption placement. New civil-unions law sparked the lawsuit from Catholic Charities, which wanted to retain the right to accept state contracts while placing children with families according to Catholic tenets.

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