09/03/2015 | News Articles
New York Daily News 9/2/2015
Agueda Zavaleta is making sure every stitch is perfect in her latest embroidery project — part of a gift to Pope Francis that she is set to deliver in person.
“This is the most special thing that has ever happened in my life,” said Zavaleta, 42, a Yonkers mom of two who emigrated...
09/02/2015 | News Articles
2 sep, 12:38 EDT
NUEVA YORK (AP) -- Josué Recinos y Christian Contreras dejaron atrás un mundo de violencia y criminalidad cuando cruzaron la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos con sus hermanas, en busca de una vida mejor en Nueva York bajo el mismo techo que sus padres.
Lo que no esperaban es el regalo que recibirán este mes...
08/31/2015 | News Articles
By Hansi Lo Wang
National Public Radio
After sitting down with President Obama, addressing Congress and speaking at the United Nations, Pope Francis will meet with some unique soccer players in New York City in September, reports Hansi Lo Wang today on National Public Radio (NPR.
They're migrant teenagers in a youth...
08/28/2015 | News Articles | Share
A seemingly unending procession of Roman Catholics are already queueing up to meet Pope Franciswhen he visits the United States for the first time.
The long line of potential spectators includes celebrities, and average citizens willing to wait extended hours in order to get a glimpse of the papal apostle from Rome during the six days...
07/28/2015 | News Articles | Share
By Terry Golway 6:53 a.m. | Jul. 28, 2015
Of the many unlikely images contained in the Book of Revelation’s description of the apocalypse, there is no mention of a self-consciously liberal mayor of New York referring to the Vatican as “one of the centers of progressive thought in the world right now.”
So while Bill de Blasio’s ...
Fixing NY’s lousy after-school rules: Two state agencies and criss-crossing red tape - New York Daily News
06/10/2015 | News Articles | Share
by Sr. LoMonaco
It is hard to find anyone who does not think a school benefits from having an after-school program. The programs are an ideal way to protect and nurture students while helping families juggle work schedules.
Unfortunately, well-intentioned bureaucracy is getting in the way of common sense in regulating these...
06/06/2015 | News Articles | Share
By Yvonne Marcotte, Epoch Times | June 6, 2015
The state Office for New Americans (ONA) will host a free legal and naturalization consultation clinic in Orange County to advise immigrants on questions regarding immigration law and to help them prepare and review U.S. naturalization applications.
The clinic will be...
05/15/2015 | News Articles | Share
He will become the CEO of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.
May 15, 2015
By Associated Press
The minority leader of the New York City Council will be resigning his post.
Vincent Ignizio is one of only three Republicans in the 51-member council. He announced Friday that he'll be leaving this summer.
05/13/2015 | News Articles | Share
By Liz Robbins May 13, 2015
New York City’s melting pot has been boiling over in the larger metropolitan area.
Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey, home to thousands of recently arrived unaccompanied minors and older immigrants, have nearly as many people eligible for legal services as does the city. But...
05/10/2015 | News Articles | Share
May 10, 2014 Emily Stewar - Poughkeepsie Journal
RHINEBECK – Folks donned bandanas, plaid shirts and cowboy hats for a boot-stomping, country Western-themed fundraiser.
Astor Services for Children & Families hosted a night of line dancing Saturday at its Rhinebeck headquarters.
About 100 people attended. Tickets cost $...
05/07/2015 | News Articles | Share
Por: C. Mario Rusell
PUBLICADO: MAY, 7, 2015 6:00 PM EST
Los inmigrantes que han vivido en EEUU por mucho tiempo y que buscan ayuda legal preguntan con frecuencia: “¿Puedo obtener mi residencia bajo la Ley de Residencia de los Diez Años?” Hasta usted se podrá estar preguntando lo mismo.
La respuesta, sea como sea, es...
05/05/2015 | Press Releases | Share
St. John's Head Coach Presented John V. Mara Award at 79th Annual Event
June 5, 2015
QUEENS, N.Y. -- St. John's head coach Chris Mullin received the John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award on Thursday at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Club of Champions Tribute. Honorary Co-Chairs of the event, His...
Brett Stark co-founds a medical-legal partnership to assist children who seek asylum in the U.S.- Harvard Law Today
05/04/2015 | News Articles | Share
By Kim Ashton, May 4, 2015
Brett Stark co-founded Terra Firma in October 2012 to better represent children who have crossed into the U.S.
When Vladimir Gongora, a deaf teenager who fled El Salvador, first met with Brett Stark ’12 two years ago in the Immigrant and Refugee Services Division at Catholic Charities in New York, the...
Learn English On Your Phone: Andrew Cuomo Announces ESL Program For NY Spanish-Speakers - Latin Times
04/28/2015 | News Articles | Share
By Cedar Attanasio | Apr 28 2015, 3:09PM EDT
Plenty of politicians think that immigrants should learn English, but now one of them is doing something about it. This week Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) made his state the first to offer English lessons via cellphone as a part of a pilot program run by the social venture Cell-ED. The first...
Schumer Announces $2.1 Million In Federal Funds For Catholic Charities’ Disaster Case Management Program
04/14/2015 | Press Releases | Share
FEMA FUNDING, WHICH SENATOR HELPED SECURE, WILL HELP ENSURE PROGRAM CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER IN ORDER TO ASSIST 3,000 SANDY VICTIMS WITH OPEN CASES
Catholic Charities Operates the NYS Disaster Case Management Program for Sandy Victims & Provides 120 Caseworkers Who Help Victims Navigate the Recovery Process; With Approx. 3,000...
04/07/2015 | News Articles | Share
April 2, 2015 5:38 PM
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Christians are marking Holy Thursday as they head into the final days before Easter.
Holy Thursday commemorates the last supper, when Jesus celebrated his last meal before being betrayed and crucified. It is always celebrated on the Thursday before Easter Sunday.
“Every time we...
04/02/2015 | News Articles | Share
No se deje estafar: aproveche abogados gratis de la ciudad
Por: C. Mario Rusell
PUBLICADO: APR, 2, 2015 10:19 PM EST
Mientras esperamos oír lo que va a pasar con la decisión del tribunal de Texas que está bloqueando el programa de Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama sobre inmigración, los estafadores y tramposos ya han...