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Somos: Dr. William Ursillo On Helping At-Risk Families - City & State

11/18/2015  |  News Articles  |Share: 

Dr. William Ursillo, chief operating officer at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, discusses the organization’s efforts to help at-risk children and families during an interview at an event hosted by City & State and sponsored by Catholic Charities at the Somos Fall conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Hope and a Laptop for College - New York Times

11/12/2015  |  Neediest Cases  |Share: 

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Someday, Jada Williams hopes to become a veterinarian. “I’ve always loved animals,” she said. “They always seem to make me happy.” But the path toward attaining that goal has not been an easy one.

When she was in 10th grade, Ms. Williams, now 18, moved with her mother to Catskill, N.Y., a town about 80 miles...

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Home Health Aide Becomes a Guardian and, He Hopes, a Father - New York Times

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As Marco Muñoz speaks, recalling the past few years of his life, Jose Hernandez slips one of his shoes onto Mr. Muñoz’s hand. It is an odd yet effective gesture that signals to Mr. Muñoz that Jose wants to go for a walk.

Jose, 17, was born with severe autism and developmental disabilities. He is nonverbal and...

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Cardinal Dolan Helps Distribute Thanksgiving Meals in Harlem - New York Times

11/25/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

People listen to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York for the Roman Catholic Church, preach before being given free food for Thanksgiving meals at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center on November 24, 2015 in the Harlem neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City. Approximately 700 meals were distributed.PPeople...

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Sickened in Rubble After 9/11, a ‘Lost Soul’ Longs for Her Old Life - New York Times

11/23/2015  |  Neediest Cases  |  Share

Construction sites, ubiquitous in New York City, set off pangs of loss within Susan Bentley.
“I can’t walk out of the house without seeing a rig somewhere,” she said. “Sometimes I find myself lingering around job sites. Like a lost soul.”

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Fighting Evictions, a Single Mother Draws Strength From Her Children - New York Times

11/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Gardenia Valerio’s two-bedroom apartment in the Soundview section of the Bronx, steps from the Bruckner Expressway, was welcoming and calm.
As soon as Ms. Valerio’s three children returned from finishing their homework after school at a nearby licensed day care center, a wave of energy washed over the apartment.
They comfortably...

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Early Thanksgiving Early Thanksgiving for Yonkers Families in need by Fidelis Care and Catholic Charities - PIX 11

11/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

"It’s a great time to be together with the family," Rigoberto Gutierrez said.
The Gutierrez family couldn't be more grateful.
"Yeah they [my kids] are having fun," he smiled.
On this night, along with about one hundred others, they are sitting down to a hot dinner.

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USCCB/MRS Response Toolkit: On Syrian Refugees and the Attacks in Paris

11/17/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share


In light of the recent acts of terror committed in Paris and subsequent rejection of Syrian refugee resettlement by the governors of several states, the Office of Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB/MRS) has prepared the  Response Toolkit below for your information and use. Please...

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan says he gives homeless panhandlers $5 gift cards to Starbucks and McDonald’s - New York Daily News

11/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The leader of the Archdiocese of New York generally doesn’t shun homeless panhandlers — he gives them $5 gift cards from McDonald’s or Starbucks.

And sometimes Timothy Cardinal Dolan buys them sandwiches.

Dolan spoke of his generosity Tuesday on his SiriusXM/Catholic Channel radio program while interviewing Msgr. Kevin Sullivan...

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Charities’ Donation Provides 20,000 Meals for Puerto Rican Families - Catholic New York

11/12/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

In an effort to assist economically beleaguered Puerto Rico, archdiocesan Catholic Charities has donated $5,000 in a food drive that will feed more than 100 families 20,000 meals through a partnership with Cáritas de Puerto Rico.

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities, delivered the gift in person last week to...

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A Family Fights Deportation - Stateless Voices

11/10/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The Jourbinas went underground when they realized there was no way for them to gain legal status. One day immigration officers arrived to try to deport the family. All four have been fighting for recognition from the U.S. government ever since.

Natalia Jourbina thought the Facebook update from her little sister at her nearby Bronx...

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Catholic Charities ‘Adopt-a-Family’ Program Underway - Hudson Valley News Network

10/27/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – Thanks to the generosity of donors, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC) helps make the Christmas season a little brighter each year for the children and families it serves through the annual ‘Adopt-a-Family’ gift program.

Now in its eighth year, the not-for-profit human service agency matches...

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Catholic Youth Organization honors 2015 'Shining Star' recipients - Staten Island Advance

10/26/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Catholic Charities Catholic Youth Organization honored 43 students and three adults Saturday at its annual "Shining Stars" Awards Brunch at the Excelsior Grand in New Dorp.

Adult honorees included Stacie O'Brien, an instructional specialist for the Staten Island Catholic School Region; Sister...

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Catholic Charities to Bring Back Goshen Holiday House Tour - Hudson Valley News Network (HVNN)

10/22/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – It is with great excitement that Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County is pleased to announce that it will be re-introducing the Holiday House Tour in Goshen this Christmas season.

On Saturday, December 5, eight private homes in the greater Goshen area will open their doors to visitors to show off their holiday...

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Newburgh girl chosen to meet with Pope Francis in East Harlem - Times Herald Record

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH – When the call came, Citlaly Garcia answered with a resounding yes.

It was Tuesday when Yliana Hernandez, principal of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy in the City of Newburgh, asked the eighth-grader if she wanted to join other schoolchildren at a special meeting with Pope Francis.

“I was surprised because I...

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Pope Francis to meet New York family that faced deportation to Mexico - The Guardian

09/24/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Pope Francis will meet with the mighty and the meek during his five-day visit to the US.

After meeting the president, speaking to Congress and addressing the United Nations, the Pope will visit Our Lady Queen of Angels, a Catholic school in East Harlem.

There the “people’s pope” will meet with day-laborers, unaccompanied minors...

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Mayor de Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Highlight Plan to Add Beds for Homeless - New York Times

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sept. 23, 2015

A day before Pope Francis was to arrive in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said on Wednesday that a partnership between the Roman Catholic Church and the city would provide 150 beds this winter to homeless people who have been living on the street.

Mr. de Blasio said the effort, part of...

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De Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Tackle Homelessness on Eve of Pope's Visit - DNA Info

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

September 23, 2015 6:18pm

MELROSE — The Archdiocese of New York will contribute to a $12 million effort to provide 500 beds for the homeless at faith-based organizations, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on the eve of Pope Francis' visit to the city.

Speaking Wednesday at the St. Anthony Shelter for...

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