How to Fight Confusion on Immigration Reform

Posted on 03/26/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined three governors in filing a brief on Monday, March 23, 2015 to push back against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Catholic Charities teamed with nonprofit providers to continue to push forward, informing those who could benefit from the President’s plan about the ins and outs of administrative relief. 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability

How to Find a Spot in the NYC Marathon

Posted on 03/25/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Running the New York City Marathon  -- the defining moment in a runner’s life. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to get in. But if you’re reading this you’re in luck. Catholic Charities is an official charity participant in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

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Tags: New York City marathon, TCS

A Manhattan Pilgrimage in What Some Call the City of Sin?

Posted on 03/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

A Manhattan pilgrimage in what some call the City of Sin?  You got it.

Carrying wooden crosses, young Catholics sloshed down snow-covered sidewalks and stood in sun-filled pews on Saturday, March 21, 2015 as they participated in the Pilgrimage of New...

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Tags: Catholic Charities Junior Board

Celebrate Spring with Our Lenten Tip of the Day

Posted on 03/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." - St. Catherine of Siena

Today as we celebrate the first day of spring, clean your heart, your words, your mind.

Join us at Catholic Charities. Be who God meant you to be.

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Tags: St. Catherine of Siena

Six Reasons Cardinal Dolan Blessed Our Immigrant & Refugee Services

Posted on 03/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

In a special event held to bless our work with new immigrants and the central site where this work is carried out, Cardinal Timothy Dolan met, greeted and blessed staff, new immigrants and the Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services Division at its new location at 80 Maiden Lane yesterday, March 18. The Division relocated to this downtown Manhattan site in December 2013 to accommodate Catholic Charities' growing immigration services that respond to the expanding needs of this...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services Division, Cultural Instruction, DACA, DAPA, Kingston, Manhattan site, NY, President Obama's Executive Action, Staten Island, Terra Firma, USCIS office

Check out this Pipe Band Marching Down 5th Ave.

Posted on 03/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Happy St. Patrick's Day! There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to hear a pipe band marching down Fifth Avenue. And there's no better group to celebrate with than us here at Catholic Charities.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Irish community, Project Irish Outreach, St. Patricks Day

Tap the Brains of Immigration Experts

Posted on 03/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 Perplexed by Executive Action initiatives, counter suits and new immigrants’ overwhelming needs? Join us on March 25, 2015 at the Sheen Center in New York City as Catholic Charities teams up with fellow leading immigration service providers.  

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Migration Services and Center for Migration, Sheen Center

Superstitious About Friday the 13th?

Posted on 03/13/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


It’s Friday the 13th, a creepy day crawling with fears of black cats and bad luck. Let’s turn it around and turn bad luck into good for the tens of thousands of New Yorkers served yesterday, today and tomorrow by Catholic Charities. 

Join us. Turn bad luck into good. 

• Give  • Volunteer  • Lend Your...

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Tags: Friday the 13th

Make the Most of Lent

Posted on 03/12/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Helping people is simple; it starts with taking action.

  • Your neighbor, your relative, the old man you pass on the street - You know they're in need.
  • Reach out; offer a helping hand.
  • Join us this Lenten season as we provide help and create hope for our fellow New...

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Tags: Lent, Lent Observance

Is Running the NYC Marathon on Your Bucket List?

Posted on 03/11/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

You’re just in time to join the Big Team in the Big City. That’s us, Team Catholic Charities NY running in the TCS New York City Marathon.

Catholic Charities is one of the official charity participants for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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Tags: charity participants, New York Road Runners, nyc marathon, TCS New York City Marathon

President & Congress Guide Immigration Law -- Not Texas Judge

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

El Diario, the premier Spanish-language newspaper, turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform. Questions about the impact of Texas Judge Andrew Hanen on immigration reform? Read Mr. Russell’s latest El Diario column below:

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action, Immigration Reform

Funding Government Programs Could Reduce Poverty by 70%!

Posted on 03/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


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Three of New York City’s largest religious organizations say local poverty could be reduced by nearly 70% by adding billions of dollars in funding to several government programs, reports a just-released article in the Wall Street Journal.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Andrew Cuomo, UJA Federation of New York, Wall Street Journal

Cardinal Egan

Posted on 03/6/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Today we say adieux to Cardinal Egan.   While we will miss him greatly, we wish him well in his new heavenly home. Much has already been said and much more will be written on the occasion of his death yesterday at age 82.  

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Tags: Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities, Cardinal Egan, Catholic Charities agencies

Harlem Girl Says She Doesn't Like Police

Posted on 03/5/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


 The words of a four-year-old Harlem girl, “I don’t like the police,” sparked a gathering of over 100 children and 40 police officers at Catholic Charities Joseph P. Kennedy Center on February 21. 

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Joseph P. Kennedy Center, NYPD

Catholic Charities Faces Off Against Judicial Order Live On ABC7

Posted on 03/4/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Join Mario Russell from Catholic Charities and Senator Adriano Espaillat on ABC7 as they take on the controversial judicial order that just blocked immigration reform.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: ABC7, Immigration and Refugee Services, Immigration Reform