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Labor of love: Immigrant women honored to embroider Pope Francis’ linens - Fox News Latino

08/28/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Soni Sangha

Published August 28, 2015 Fox News Latino

YONKERS, NEW YORK –  In a stifling cafeteria in St Peter’s School in Yonkers, N.Y., the electric fans worked hard and steady as did 18 women fastidiously embroidering tablecloths to be used by Pope Francis when he visits the area next month.

“I never thought I would...

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Local Craftsmen Building Altar, Ambo, Chair for Papal Mass - Catholic New York

08/20/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Beth Griffin

In two workshops 26 miles apart in Westchester County, small teams of unlikely craftsmen are creating the altar, ambo and presider’s chair Pope Francis will use when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden Sept. 25.

In Port Chester, Salesian Brother Salvatore “Sal” Sammarco, a veteran high school carpentry...

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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

 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 hosannas to His Holiness last...

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Volunteer changes the world by lending a hand to the less fortunate -National Catholic Reporter

07/21/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Sr. Camille D'Arienzo  |  Jul. 21, 2015

Linda Livornese Wilkie
Age: 63
Who she is: Vice president of What About the Children Inc., Catholic Charities volunteer
Lives in: Manhattan, N.Y.

Sr. Camille: Linda, Sr. Pat Wolf alerted me to the contributions you make to many lives. Since your retirement as a managing...

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Catholic Charities Statement on Child Welfare

07/15/2015  |  Public Statements  |  Share

Recently, the media has given attention to the care being provided to children in the New York foster care system. The important issues raised will be dealt with over the next months. Hopefully, these will be handled appropriately for the sake of the vulnerable children being cared for.

For well over a century, Catholic agencies have...

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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

 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 held at the ONA Opportunity Center...

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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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