04/26/2016 | News Articles
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...
Cardinal Dolan to Displaced Persons in Iraqi Kurdistan: ‘We Can Never Forget You’ - Catholic New York
04/13/2016 | News Articles
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...
Fiat 500 Pope Francis rode in during NYC visit auctioned off for charity for at least $300G - New York Daily News
04/01/2016 | News Articles
It’s a four-wheeled holy roller with a papal pedigree.
A granite-colored Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback used to ferry Pope Francis around New York during his whirlwind Sept. 2015 visit was auctioned off Thursday for charity.
Officials did not announce the winning bidder or the amount of the winning bid, although the top offer hit $300...
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...
04/11/2016 | News Articles | Share
Editor's Note: This past week Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan on a pastoral visit to that region's displaced Christian families. NCR was a part of this small delegation. In addition to Cardinal Dolan, Bishop William Murphy of the diocese of...
Cardinal Dolan helps Catholic Charities celebrates one year of hope and recovery in Sullivan County - MidHudson News
04/01/2016 | News Articles | Share
MONTICELLO – It was a delightful spring afternoon in Monticello Thursday, a point not lost on Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, who made the journey to Sullivan County to celebrate what began a year ago.
Cardinal Dolan took note of the significance of the season.
“Spring goes on here, Passover goes on here,...
03/31/2016 | News Articles | Share
Wage theft is not only an urban problem. Don Bosco Workers began as a parish program at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Westchester County in 2000. The program was in response to the growing social unrest in Port Chester over “workers on the corners” and the alarming levels of wage theft as a consequence of workers being uninformed and...
03/26/2016 | News Articles | Share
Catholic Charities' clinics serve thousands in Orange, Sullivan
GOSHEN – If you’re in Orange or Sullivan counties and you want treatment for a substance abuse issue, there is a place.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County has eight chemical dependency clinics where the organization offers outpatient treatment...
03/26/2016 | News Articles | Share
NEWBURGH - The first time Dawn Wilkin picked up a drink, she was eight years old.
"I just liked the taste of beer," she said.
She started out sneaking her father's beer at their home in Dutchess County. By 12, she was drinking hard liquor. By 14, she smoked marijuana, and at 16 she tried cocaine for the first time. She dropped out...
03/24/2016 | News Articles | Share
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Christians across the world are marking Holy Thursday.
The holy day commemorates the last supper of Jesus Christ, the final meal he shared with his disciples in Jerusalem before being betrayed and crucified.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan marked Holy Thursday by attending a food collection site in...
03/16/2016 | News Articles | Share
The Catholic Charities Gala Benefit dinner, in its seventh year, is fast becoming an evening that New Yorkers are embracing generously because of the important mission at the heart of the gathering.
The latest incarnation of the black-tie event brought more than 600 guests to the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria March 9 and raised...
03/15/2016 | News Articles | Share
Pope Francis cited the Catholic worker as a great American in his address to Congress
Robert Ellsberg, editor in chief and publisher at Orbis Books, will give a lecture on the canonization of social justice activist and Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day. The lecture, titled “Dorothy Day: A Saint for Today,” will be held at the...
CATHOLIC CHARITIES GALA BENEFIT TO HONOR STEPHEN C. FRIEDHEIM OF CYRUS CAPITAL PARTNERS AND J. TOMILSON HILL OF BLACKSTONE
03/09/2016 | Press Releases | Share
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Costiglio
New York, New York – March 09, 2016 – His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will honor Stephen C. Friedheim, CIO and Founder, Cyrus Capital Partners and J....
A.G. Schneiderman Secures Agreement with Westbury Union Free School District to Ensure Equal Educational Opportunities for Students Regardless of Immigration Status
02/29/2016 | Press Releases | Share
Agreement Removes Barriers Impacting Unaccompanied Minors And Other Undocumented Youth Seeking To Enroll In The District
Agreement Prevents The Diversion of Immigrant Students Into Non-Degree Bearing Programs
District Will Be Required To Appoint A Special Monitor And Provide Academic Services To Students Denied or Delayed...
02/28/2016 | Neediest Cases | Share
For Margaret Macaluso, driving her sons to and from their college classes and part-time jobs requires patience and compromise. The family has only one vehicle. Fortunately, she does not mind being a chauffeur. Ever since Ms. Macaluso learned in August that she had Stage 3 ovarian cancer, she has viewed every car ride as extra time with her...
Child Migrants Face Challenges, But Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field - Latin American News Dispatch
02/23/2016 | News Articles | Share
This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on February 17, 2016, and is the second in a two-part series.
NEW YORK — On artificial turf at the foot of Yankee Stadium, some 40 teenage boys kick soccer balls on a Saturday afternoon, laughing and yelling to each other in Spanish. On the sidelines, later arrivals banter while...
02/18/2016 | News Articles | Share
This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on February 17, 2016, and is the first in a two-part series.
NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan courtroom, children and their guardians listen to a young woman who stands in front of them talking in Spanish. The speaker, Marielos Ramos, is not a judge.
In Mass Feet from Mexico's Border with US, Pope Francis Calls for Political Leaders to Open Their Hearts to Migrants - NY1
02/17/2016 | News Articles | Share
Pope Francis stepped right into the heated debate over immigration, celebrating mass just feet from Mexico's border with the U.S. NY1's Michael Scotto filed the following report.
Pope Francis set the tone for his homily without even saying a word. Just moments before celebrating Mass before a crowd of 200,000, the Pope walked up to a...