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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis - NPR

08/31/2015  |  News Articles  |Share: 

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...

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NY Workers Building Altar, Lectern for Pope Francis' Visit - ABC News

08/06/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Aug 6, 2015, 8:14 PM ET
By CLAUDIA TORRENS Associated Press

Carpenter Hector Rojas tried to explain the emotion behind cutting, sanding and assembling a wooden chair that Pope Francis will use during a Mass at Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. visit.

"It's a beautiful feeling, when people count on...

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The vicar and the liberal vanguard - Capitol New York

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 ...

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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...

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Office for New Americans Hosts Free Naturalization Assistance Clinic - Epoch Times

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...

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Flowers, Gardens and Picasso - New York Times

05/29/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By BILL CUNNINGHAM MAY 29, 2015

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City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio resigns to lead charity - Crain's New York

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.

Mr....

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Program Providing Legal Help to Immigrants Will Expand Beyond New York City - New York Times

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...

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Cowpokes dance, raise funds for Astor - Poughkeepsie Journal

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 $...

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¿Puedo aplicar por una residencia de los diez años? - El Diario

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...

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Chris Mullin Honored at CYO Club of Champions Tribute - Red Storm Sports

05/05/2015  |  Press Releases  |  Share

St. John's Head Coach Presented John V. Mara Award at 79th Annual Event

June 5, 2015

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Cardinal Dolan Distributes Food To The Needy In Washington Heights To Mark Holy Thursday - CBS News

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...

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Evite el fraude migratorio: hay ayuda gratis - El Diario

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...

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