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Good Life: Positive achievements for May 25 - Poughkeepsie Journal

05/24/2016  |  News Articles  |Share: 

Volunteers honored for service

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County recognized the contributions of 25 volunteers at their annual volunteer recognition reception hosted at the not-for-profit agency’s Poughkeepsie office. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards were presented to eight volunteers. This award recognizes...

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Chirlane McCray Enlists New York Clergy in Mental Health Outreach - New York Times

05/22/2016  |  News Articles  |Share: 

In a sermon on Sunday to about 450 people at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, the Rev. Dominique Chantell Atchison searched Scripture for words to help fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

She used a story of a disabled man, in St. John’s Gospel, who picked up a mat — forbidden on the Sabbath — and walked to a...

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Youth Day Pilgrims Called to ‘Witness’ God’s Mercy - Catholic New York

05/12/2016  |  News Articles  |Share: 

Cardinal Dolan told 1,300 teenagers attending New York Catholic Youth Day at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie about his visit to a school for refugee children during his trip to Iraqi Kurdistan last month.

He spoke of meeting a French woman who came to the area and learned the language to teach the Iraqi children to pray. For 15...

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Msgr. Sullivan Shares His On-the-Ground Experience In Iraq

05/25/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

Check Out This Just-Released Q & A

Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan joined a small delegation in early April led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA),  to...

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Meet a True Front Line Hero

05/25/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

Jean Chun, Catholic Guild for the Blind’s vision rehab and mobility teacher, was just named a “Front Line Hero” by New York Nonprofit Media at its inaugural celebration on April 26 at New York Law School.

In truth, though, she is more...

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How We Are Fighting School Absenteeism

05/25/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

Two years ago President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. A key component of the...

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The Generosity of Generation Y

05/25/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

Generation Y or Millennials are known for many things, getting married later and higher debt among them – but, they are also more generous than any generation before them, according to a recent study. Catholic Charities Executive Director...

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Changing Lives in Upstate New York

05/25/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

“They teach me how to live.”

Joyce, 55, who struggled with addiction for 35 years, joined Cardinal Dolan, dignitaries and staff to honor the recently expanded Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan.


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An Award for Architecture

05/25/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

Amazing, impressive and very proud – that’s what children with developmental delays and their parents are saying about the international architectural honor their school, Kennedy Child Study Center in East Harlem, just received on April 15....

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New Director Seeking to Help Ladies of Charity Extend Reach - Catholic New York

05/12/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Mary Buckley Teatum is ready to take the Ladies of Charity into a new era.

She was appointed director of the Ladies of Charity in March.

“I’m learning a lot and hoping we can increase our membership and continue the wonderful work we’ve been doing and expand some of our programs and ministries to other areas of the archdiocese,’’...

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Catholic Charities and the National Supermarket Association Join Forces to Support Over 250 Children with Learning Challenges

05/10/2016  |  Press Releases  |  Share

Surprise Toy Give-a-Way Events Scheduled for Child Development Centers in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn

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The View' Co-hosts Surprise Franciscan Handmaids with a New Car - ABC

05/05/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

"The View" co-hosts along with Retail Me Not and Toyota provide several donations to The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary to allow them to keep helping those in need.

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New York's Cardinal Dolan, NCR writer discuss recent trip to Iraq - National Catholic Reporter

05/04/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association(CNEWA), recently spent a week, April 6-12, 2016, in Iraqi Kurdistan on a pastoral visit to that region's displaced Christian families. National Catholic Reporter's Tom Gallagher was a part of this small delegation that included fellow CNEWA board...

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Cardinal Praises Volunteers During Visit to Immigration Hotline - Catholic New York

05/01/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Cardinal Dolan recently visited volunteers working the phones at a local citizenship and immigration information hotline. True to form, he didn’t place on hold his appreciation as he affirmed them in their advocacy.

The cardinal, in his remarks, acknowledged the archdiocese and those fielding calls were closely aligned “in this...

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Jesus was a Migrant - Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

04/27/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

One frigid December morning six years ago, my husband and I were awakened by a phone call. With panic in her voice, a friend from our parish told us that an immigration raid had just occurred at a local workplace. Her relatives had been taken into detention. The families were left shaken, wondering what to do.

Over the next weeks and...

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Catholic Charities Raises $142k, Announces Name Change - Hudson Valley News Network

04/26/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share


Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County joined with more than 500 friends and supporters to mark the not-for-profit human service agency’s 10th anniversary.

The annual Celebration of Charity and Caritas Awards dinner, hosted at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, recognized the accomplishments of four...

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ShopRites in Hudson Valley Donate $125K to Catholic Charities - Bedford-Katonah Patch

04/24/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Money and non-perishable food were collected at the stores during January.

ShopRite Supermarkets in the Hudson Valley raised $125,000 during Catholic Charities’ annual Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.

The donation was presented recently to Cardinal Timothy Dolan by ShopRite officials.

Donations of money and non-perishable...

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Cardinal Dolan to Displaced Persons in Iraqi Kurdistan: ‘We Can Never Forget You’ - Catholic New York

04/13/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

A delegation of U.S. Catholic leaders visiting northern Iraq was challenged to go home and work for peace in the troubled region.

“You have come to listen to your brothers and sisters in Iraq who are suffering. The situation is very hard. We cry out with one voice, ‘Don’t forget us,’” Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad said...

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