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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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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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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  |Share: 

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...

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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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Msgr. Sullivan Shares His On-the-Ground Experience with Kurdistan's Displaced Christians

04/27/2016  |  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 Iraqi Kurdistan.  During this mission they visited families displaced after ISIS swept through Iraq...

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The Generosity of Generation Y

04/27/2016  |  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 Monsignor Kevin Sullivan interviewed Lindsay Pistilli and Joseph Camerata, two millennials who regularly...

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Catholic Charities of Orange & Sullivan changes lives in upstate New York

04/27/2016  |  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 formed Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan.

Catholic Charities’ expansion from Orange into Sullivan County began over a year ago when it was selected to...

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Meet a True Front Line Hero

04/27/2016  |  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 than a hero.  She is a miracle worker.

That’s because the odds of landing a job for a visually...

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Yvette, a stroke victim, faced homelessness

04/27/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

What happened next is truly a miracle

Mashed potatoes and eggs.  That’s all Yvette can swallow without choking since two strokes seized her body and mind at age 42.  Thinking, talking – let alone eating – are part of a daily struggle to survive.  Facing eviction since she can no longer work, she says, was one struggle too many.


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Kennedy Child Study Center Wins International Architecture Award. Find Out Why!

04/27/2016  |  Help & Hope  |  Share

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

Architizer A+ Awards, the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’...

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Catholic Charities’ Alianza Division’s work highlighted by the US Department of Education

04/27/2016  |  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 initiative is mentorship. 60 students have participated in this initiative between mentors and mentees....

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan reflects on the trip to Iraq - National Catholic Reporter

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...

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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,...

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Wage Theft: A Threat to the Worker and to Economic Development - To Go Forth

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...

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A place of 'hope' for substance abusers - Record Online

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...

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Lessons from the brink: Ex-substance abuser now helps people stay off drugs - Record Online

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...

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Cardinal Dolan: Holy Thursday A Day of Joy and Sorrow - CBS Local

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...

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Record-Setting Gala Spotlights Core Mission of Catholic Charities - Catholic New York

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...

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