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Paul’s 4th Annual Winter Coat Drive Benefits Clients Served By Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland

01/14/2019  |  News Articles  |  Share

Paul’s 4th Annual Winter Coat Drive Benefits Clients Served By Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland Public’s Generosity Aids Effort To Keep Our Neighbors Warm with dozens of donations slated to benefit our homeless neighbors.

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The Right Supplies Make a World of Difference for Students in Need

09/17/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Being equipped with the right supplies makes it easier for students to achieve success in school. That’s why Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster was grateful to receive a generous donation of new school supplies from the parish of Most Precious Blood Church in Walden to share with students in need. 

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A Solution to the US Border Crisis? Treat Detained Migrants as Refugees

08/07/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Our existing refugee resettlement system can easily resettle migrants - and it is cheaper and more humane than detention

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Exit interview: Martha Robles leaving Rockland's Catholic Charities, helped those in 'terrible place'

08/02/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

To understand and appreciate Martha Robles — who retires this month after 12 years at the helm of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland — stroll through her “Community Garden of Love.

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Niño inmigrante de 4 años es reunificado con su padre

07/23/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Vestido con una camiseta azul decorada con los Monster Trucks, sus ojos café redondos y confiados, William, de 4 años, le da a su padre el sándwich de queso que se está comiendo en un comedor de la agencia Caridades Católicas del Bronx para que le quite los bordes del pan tal como a él le gusta.

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Reuniting Separated Immigrant Families: Catholic Charities in the News

07/13/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

City Council members were told Thursday that 350 migrant children taken from their parents at the border were sent to the New York area, but that only 12 have been reunited with their families, all of them under the age of 5.

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Children Have Quietly Been Sent to New York

06/21/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Under cover of darkness and in the custody of the federal government, migrant children have been coming in waves to New York, taken from their parents after crossing the southern border.

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LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? Facing the Stigma of Mental Illness - Catholic New York

05/24/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Here’s an important word in the Catholic lexicon: holistic. When looking at the miracle, the work of art that we call the human person, we take in the whole: body, mind, and soul. This is essential in our works of education; this is necessary in our efforts in health care and charity.

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Cardinal Dolan to Tour Rhinebeck’s Astor Services for Children & Families on Wednesday, May 9

05/01/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

His Eminence will also attend the conversation with state lawmakers and mental health professionals on the challenges of opioid addiction, bullying and teen suicide

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Promueven línea de ayuda sobre ciudadanía en NY - El Diario

04/30/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

En el estado de Nueva York un total de 915,000 neoyorquinos, 654,720 de ellos de la Gran Manzana, ya cumplen con los requisitos para hacerse ciudadanos, pero aun no han iniciado el proceso pa

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La Union F.C. es un clásico - El Diario

04/24/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Cada sábado desde noviembre a marzo, decenas de niños se reúnen a jugar fútbol con la Unión F.C. en una escuela primaria en East Harlem. En la mayoría, estos jóvenes son centroamericanos no acompañados o refugiados que llegaron a los Estados Unidos en busca de protección de violencia comunitaria y familiar.

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Baseball, Bishops and the Blue Whale - Avenue Magazine

04/16/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

On Monday, April 9, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese New York hosted its annual gala, raising over $2.1 million for the organization’s initiatives. The event was held at the American Museum of Natural History and honored Gregory B.

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Christians Mark Holy Thursday Observances - CBS New York

04/03/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Christians marked Holy Thursday today, commemorates the day of the last supper the night before Jesus Christ was crucified.

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Money Matters - Manhattan Times

04/02/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen


They got lit – financially.

Students from several Northern Manhattan high schools received free financial literacy training on March 23 at the Alianza Cultural Center in Washington Heights.

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03/27/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

New York state committed to much needed cost of living adjustments almost a decade ago but these adjustments have been withheld for eight years. This and other disinvestments are seriously costing our sector.

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To Their Health - Manhattan Times

03/23/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Students turn to activism to save school

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen

“They want to make sure that you can make it to college,” said Jaden Stevens.

“They want to make...

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03/15/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage & Culture Celebration at the Rambling House in Woodlawn.

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03/15/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage & Culture Celebration at the Rambling House in Woodlawn.

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Justice Action Bulletin: Pax Christi Way of the Cross walk; Immigration demonstrations scheduled - National Catholic Reporter

03/14/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW YORK — Pax Christi Metro New York announced in a March 7 press release that it is organizing the 36th annual Good Friday Way of the Cross across Manhattan.

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Sheen Panel Gives Students New Perspectives in Community Service - Catholic New York

03/14/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

Morgan Mangual learned more about her future than her present as one of more than 250 students from 35 archdiocesan high schools participating in the second annual Catholic Leadership Conference at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture March 5.

The theme for the panel discussion was “Civic Engagement: A Catholic Lens.”

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The Cruel Ploy of Taking Immigrant Kids From Their Parents

03/02/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

The Department of Homeland Security may soon formalize the abhorrent practice of detaining the children of asylum-seekers separately from their parents. Immigrant families apprehended at the southwest border already endure a deeply flawed system in which they can be detained indefinitely.

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Justice for Puerto Rico - Commonweal

01/06/2018  |  News Articles  |  Share

What Can Be Done?

A good new year’s resolution for the United States government in 2018 would be to do justice to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its three million American citizens as they suffer with the aftermath of two powerful hurricanes.

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Catholic expert calls Puerto Rico recovery “a tale of two islands” - The Crux

12/23/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW YORK - Nearly 100 days after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico on September 20, leaving much of the U.S. territory in ruin, the head of Catholic Charities of New York says the relief effort is “a tale of two islands.”

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Mom, Son Strive To Build a Life in New York - Wall Street Journal

12/18/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Melanie Grayce West Dec. 17, 2017 3:39 p.m. ET

A few days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Jessica Torres, drove her car to the one passable highway, climbed a mountain to get mobile reception, borrowed a stranger’s phone and called her parents in Yonkers.

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Catholic Charities, Others Launch ‘Estoy Con Puerto Rico’- Catholic New York

10/12/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

On Sept. 27, Teresa Santiago, a Hispanic media and community consultant for archdiocesan Catholic Charities, gratefully learned that her 99-year-old grandmother was OK in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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KaBoom!, Disney community building playground in the Bronx - ABC7

10/11/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share


Hundreds of volunteers teamed up with our parent company Disney to build a new playground for preschoolers in the Bronx.

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Catholic Charities can bridge US factions, says NYC forum - National Catholic Reporter

09/27/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW YORK — In a nation divided by extremists left and right, Catholic Charities works in the center, where Catholics can be examples of justice while serving a pluralistic society.

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Dan talleres de asistencia legal gratis para 'soñadores' que necesitan renovar permiso - NY1 Noticas

09/25/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Karla Cortes terminó de llenar la solicitud para renovar su estatus de acción diferida o DACA. 

Aprovechó un evento gratuito de Caridades Católicas que le ayudó a llenar el documento y cubrió todos los costos. 

Karla lo consiguió a tan solo dos semanas de que se cumpla el plazo límite establecido por la Casa Blanca.

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Catholic bishops strike back at Bannon - CNN

09/08/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

(CNN)There's a common saying in Catholic charity circles: We don't help people because they're Catholic, we help them because we are.

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Catholic Charities has taken a lead role in the immigration debate in Dutchess - Poughkeepsie Journal

08/29/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share


Sandra Vacchio put off applying for U.S. citizenship for years, and even let her permanent resident card expire two years ago.

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New Greenhouse to Stock Catholic Charities Food Offerings in Rockland - Catholic New York

08/16/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

LuAnn Kelley clearly remembers the vision Martha Robles expressed 10 years ago.

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La condición de Jóvenes Inmigrantes Especiales protege a los que huyen de la violencia, no a los pandilleros - El Diario

07/31/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Durante las últimas semanas, el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos (ICE) inició la Operación Matador, la cual se trata de una serie de incursiones de alto perfil en Long Island en contra de la pandilla Mara Salvatrucha, también conocida como MS-13.

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Catholic Charities receives $1K donation - The Chronicle Newspaper

07/30/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share


GOSHEN — Phillip E. Goldstein, managing partner of Goldstein Lieberman and Company LLC; Benjamin Mills, partner; and Lisa Marshall, controller, recently visited Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s Goshen offices to make a donation as part of the firm’s Cares Program. 

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Catholic Charities greenhouse has bumper crop of goodwill - LoHud

07/25/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

HAVERSTRAW - Martha Robles is feeling the midday heat of a midsummer day. 

The executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland County stands in her "Garden of Love" community garden brimming with ripening tomatoes and zucchini, with jalapenos and herbs. She mops her brow in a futile effort to cool down.

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Barbara Bedell: Golfing for Catholic Charities raises over $50,000 - RecordOnline TimesHerald Record

07/25/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

The 11th annual golf outing to benefit Catholic Charities Community Service of Orange and Sullivan raised more than $50,000.

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Conoce la ayuda migratoria que brinda Caridades Católicas - Univision

06/30/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Caridades Católicas y Univision 41 se unen para brindar información y asesoría sobre temas migratorios, para que la gente obtenga beneficios y evite ser víctimas de fraudes.

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06/27/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share


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Gracie Mansion Centennial Honor Is Shared With a Friend - Catholic New York

06/21/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Recognizing the centennial celebrations of archdiocesan Catholic Charities and UJA-Federation of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio paid tribute to both agencies at Gracie Mansion and said they “make the work we do so much stronger.”

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Multi-Million Dollar Post-Sandy Power and MEP Infrastructure Project Breaks Ground - EC&M

06/20/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Haven Plaza Square LLC, an affiliate of the Association of New York Catholic Homes and the New York Institute for Human Development (IHD); CTA Architects; and the managing agent, The Wavecrest Management Team, recently broke ground for a $9.89 million natural disaster-resistant infrastructure building and associated resiliency upgrades at the...

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Catholic Charities Celebrates Centennial of Caring in Style - Catholic New York

06/19/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan proved to be a venue both vibrant and apropos for the Centennial Gala Benefit of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

More than $2 million was raised for New Yorkers in need at the June 12 black tie dinner, hosted by Cardinal Dolan and the Charities’ board of trustees.

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06/15/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Phillip E. Goldstein, managing partner of Goldstein Lieberman & Company LLC, Benjamin Mills, partner, and Lisa Marshall, controller, recently visited Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s Goshen offices to make a generous donation as part of the firm’s Cares Program.

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Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at Gracie Mansion's Catholic Charities and UJA-Federation Centennial Celebration -

06/14/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at Gracie Mansion's Catholic Charities and UJA-Federation Centennial Celebration

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Sav Enterprises plans to bring 319 affordable units to North Bronx - The Real Deal

06/02/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

UPDATED, 11:38 a.m., June 5: Hundreds of new affordable housing units could be on their way to the Bronx.

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Catholic leaders find proposed federal budget largely fails the moral test - Catholic Courier

05/26/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget sent shivers through social service, education and environmental communities, prompting church leaders and advocates to question the administration's commitment to people in need.

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Caring for immigrant youth fleeing Central America -Crain's New York

05/19/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

A year before former President Barack Obama declared the waves of children crossing the Mexican border a humanitarian crisis, a Guatemalan teen showed up at Dr. Alan Shapiro’s mobile health clinic outside a drop-in homeless center in Harlem. The boy had accidentally washed his medication in the laundry.

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¿Qué requisitos se deben cumplir para poder solicitar asilo político? - Univision

05/12/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

El abogado Franco Torres explica, en primer lugar, que las personas que pueden pedir asilo son aquellos que por alguna amenaza no pueden regresar a su país de origen. Además, para aplicar a esta solicitud, tienen un año para poder hacerlo, desde el último ingreso a los Estados Unidos.

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Estos son los obstáculos que debe enfrentar un inmigrante mientras ajusta su estatus migratorio - Univision

05/05/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

El abogado Franco Torres asegura que el registro de entradas y salidas de los Estados Unidos es muy importante en el proceso. También, se tiene en cuenta el historial criminal de las personas que buscan este ajuste.


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Rockland Co. Bar Association Selects Catholic Charities Director For Liberty Bell Award - New City Patch

05/01/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

From Rockland County Bar Association: The Rockland County Bar Association selected Martha Robles, Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland, to receive the annual Liberty Bell Award.

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Rockland Food Pantry Gets its Own Greenhouse - Nyack Patch

05/01/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland unveiled a new greenhouse on its property in Haverstraw New York on Earth Day. Funded by a New York State grant secured by NYS Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, the greenhouse is the first of its kind in the New York region to be constructed for the benefit of a food pantry.

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Panel Examines Immigration Through Catholic Lens - Catholic New York

04/26/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

In an illustration involving the plight of today’s refugees, two speakers at a recent immigration forum posed, from different perspectives, the necessity of the flight into Egypt of Joseph, Mary and the Child Jesus.

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Archdiocesan Day of Service Provides Outlets for Revive Volunteers - Catholic New York

04/13/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Our readers may have seen recent CNY stories about the missions taking place in parish clusters across the archdiocese. Or perhaps you have noticed the mission schedules printed in each issue for the past few months. The listing is on Page 13 of this edition.

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A.G. Schneiderman Releases Tenants’ Rights Guidance For Immigrants Facing Landlord Harassment -

04/12/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

A.G. Warns: My Office Will Pursue Any Landlord Who Harasses Tenants On The Basis Of Immigration Status.

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New York Becomes First State To Offer Legal Services To Immigrants Facing Deportation - VIBE

04/11/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Studies show a mere three percent of detained immigrants avoid deportation without a lawyer, but New York plans to change that.

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04/11/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York, will receive Cardinal Dolan at the Food Distribution Center

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“Cristo también fue un inmigrante”, el mensaje de semana santa de la iglesia católica en El Bronx - Univision

04/10/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

El padre Eric Cruz es el encargado de liderar esta iniciativa que tiene como objetivo defender a todos los inmigrantes por medio de su despensa de alimentos y amor.

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St. John’s Law Hosts March for Justice Program on Immigration Policy

03/24/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

On Monday, March 20, 2017, St.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Recalls Service of Irish, Others in Archdiocese and Beyond - Catholic New York

03/23/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

The flags snapped in the wind and the marching bands echoed up and down Fifth Avenue as New York celebrated the heritage and culture of the Irish. But the festival was also about caring for those in need and remembering heroes.

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NYC Orders Schools to Turn Back Donald Trump’s Immigration Authorities at the Door - The Observer

03/21/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

The city unveiled a formal set of protocols to for how schools must react if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrive on the property—guidelines intended to reassure immigrant New Yorkers anxio

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Scared and planning for the worst: Immigrants brace for deportation - CNN

03/20/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

New York (CNN)Ninety-seven people are at Catholic Charities this morning. It feels like a hospital waiting room.

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Protegiendo a los inmigrantes: recomendaciones para Nueva York - El Diario

03/19/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Con dos órdenes de ejecución firmadas en enero de 2017, el presidente ha intentado cambiar el panorama de inmigración de nuestra nación.

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New travel ban decried as anti-Muslim by immigrant advocates - Newsday

03/06/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Muslim and immigrant advocates were dismayed at the Trump administration’s issuance of a revised executive order Monday that temporarily restricts U.S. entry for people from countries seen as terror threats and halts refugee programs over national security concerns.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the Archdiocese - Catholic New York

03/02/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Plans are in place for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the archdiocese.

Cardinal Dolan will offer St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan.

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Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules - New York Times

02/24/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Delfin Polanco waits on Thursday morning for a lawyer to help him stay in the country where he raised his son and has lived for 22 years.

Like about 40 others, he arrived by 5 a.m. in Lower Manhattan for a legal clinic offered for immigrants by Catholic Charities. It will be hours before he is seen.

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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre una redada y una operación de captura por parte de ICE? - Univision

02/18/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

El abogado Franco Torres explicó por qué no se deben confundir ambas cuestiones y aclaró qué se debe hacer en caso de que un agente de inmigración llegue hasta la puerta de su casa.

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El alivio migratorio que Trump amenazó con eliminar, pero aún está vigente - El Diario

02/14/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

rante su campaña, el hoy presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, aseguró que una de las primeras acciones que tomaría cuando llegara a la Casa Blanca sería acabar con el programa de DACA, que entró en vigor en

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ICE Raids Spark Fear, Rumors in NYC's Immigrant Communities - NBC New York

02/14/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

People living in immigrant communities in New York City say fear is taking a toll on daily life after last week's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement operations sparked rumors and false information in their n

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¿Qué debe hacer un inmigrante en caso de que toquen a su puerta agentes de ICE? - Univision

02/12/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Franco Torres, abogado de inmigración de Catholic Charities, expresa que se debe pedir la identificación a los oficiales. Solo una orden emitida por un juez otorga el permiso para ingresar a una residencia.

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Suspenden acciones ejecutivas del presidente - Telemudo 47

02/03/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Una gran victoria para activistas que han participado en protestas y actos simbólicos por ocho días consecutivos en contra de las acciones del presidente.

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The Libyan refugee who made it into the US before the ban - CNN

02/03/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Jetlagged and jittery, Hass walks through the arrivals door at John F. Kennedy International Airport -- eyes darting left and right, scanning the sea of strange faces in front of him.

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ShopRite, New York Archdiocese aim to fill food pantries in region - Daily Freeman

01/26/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and ShopRite Supermarkets are teaming up for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign to replenish food pantries throughout the Archdiocese of New York, which includes Catholic Charities Community Services in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Westchester, and Ulster counties.

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Catskill Confidential: Callicoon hospital joins Prescription Drug Take-Back Day- Record Online

01/16/2017  |  News Articles  |  Share

Grover Hermann Hospital is joining forces with local police agencies to sponsor a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Jan. 21.

Unwanted pills can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Grover Hermann Hospital lobby on State Route 97 in Callicoon.

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Run2Live, Jackson family donates gifts to Astor children at P.S. 352 - Bronx Times

12/31/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Children at Astor Services and Families’ program at P.S. 352 got gifts in time for the holiday season on Tuesday, December 20. The giveaway, now in its seventh year, came courtesy of Run2Live Foundation and Stephen Jackson and his family.

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Christmas House Tour Raised More than $23K - Hudson Valley Press Online

12/28/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

GOSHEN – Close to 400 guests were warmly welcomed into eight private Goshen houses and two bonus locations for a sneak peak at their holiday finery for Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s 2nd annual Goshen Christmas House Tour.

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Fewer Newburgh shops licensed to sell tobacco - Record Online

12/19/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Fewer stores have been licensed by Newburgh to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products this year under a law the City Council passed in January 2015 at the urging of anti-smoking advocates.

Newburgh approved 27 licenses out of 43 applications in 2015, according to the city.

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Three Honored for Making a Difference at Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon - Catholic New York

12/09/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

The 71st annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon celebrated the Christmas season and the work being done to assist and create hope for New Yorkers in need.

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NY AG issues fraud alert for immigrant scams since election - Times Ledger

12/06/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

In light of increased fear and anxiety in immigrant communities as a result of the current political climate, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a fraud alert last week warning immigrants to be aware of potential scammers offering immigration services.

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Happy to Do Homework After a Long Journey From Guatemala

12/04/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

A tumbledown home with a tin roof high in the mountains of Guatemala had no electricity or beds, only tattered clothing and rationed food. At breakfast, Alex Chan and his three siblings shared a single egg, split into quarters. At night, they went to bed hungry as they waited in fear of their father.

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Luxury cars take on turkey delivery in Westchester, NYC

11/21/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Car enthusiasts hold second annual turkey drive, with Catholic Charities Yonkers the first stop -- View this FIOS1 video story.

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Rhinebeck's Astor Services Spotlights Domestic Violence With Purple Ribbons

11/07/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Survivors of domestic violence have support this month in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck and the Bronx is holding a purple ribbon campaign in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence.

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Poughkeepsie Runner Aims To Make Wall Fall At New York City Marathon

11/01/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Like many first-time marathoners, Poughkeepsie native Laura Betros slammed into “the wall” near the 20-mile mark at last year’s TCS New York City Marathon.

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Who belongs to NYC's refugee community, and what kind of support do they need? - Brick Underground

10/27/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Last month, Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of the Republican presidential nominee, posted a meme to Twitter in which he compared Syrian refugees to candy.

“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” the meme reads.  

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Former Unaccompanied Minor Joins U.N. Meeting as Charities Staffer - Catholic New York

09/28/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Twelve years ago, Elvis Garcia Callejas was an unaccompanied minor who traveled 1,200 miles to the United States to escape violent gangs and hunger in Honduras.

The frightened 15-year-old hitched rides and hopped atop freight trains on his journey to carve out a better life for himself and the family he left behind.

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Getting the ‘Wheels in Motion’ -

09/22/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

KINGSTON – Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York operates a food pantry in Ulster County. Until recently, the food pantry had to rely on staff and their own vehicles to drive the 90 and 140 mile roundtrips to various locations to pick up the much needed food for hungry families.

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Getting the ‘Wheels in Motion’ - Hudson Valley News Network

09/22/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

KINGSTON – Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York operates a food pantry in Ulster County. Until recently, the food pantry had to rely on staff and their own vehicles to drive the 90 and 140 mile roundtrips to various locations to pick up the much needed food for hungry families.

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Local moms partner to help abused kids recover - Baby Center Blog

09/07/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Kate Kortbus is a busy working mother of four children under the age of ten years. Despite her hectic schedule, when she became aware of a local organization advocating for abused and traumatized children, she was moved to action.

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Country Roads Fall Foliage Bike Tour set for Sept. 18 - Times Herald Record

09/02/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

 GOSHEN – The Orange County Bicycle Club’s annual Country Roads Fall Foliage Bike Tour will be held Sept. 18, beginning and ending at Warwick Town Park, 116 Union Corners Road.

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Recovery Month Kicks-Off in Orange County - Hudson Valley News Network

09/01/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

MIDDLETOWN – Federal, state, and local officials joined together on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 to kick-off September as Recovery Month in Orange County.

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Catholic Charities aids anti-violence program in Newburgh -Record Online

08/24/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH — The man facing Ken O’Brien was desperate.

A wife, two kids and a new baby due. A job, but living in the basement of a house in a City of Newburgh neighborhood whose temptations he feared could lead back to prison.

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65 Backpacks Donated to Catholic Charities by Parishioners of St. Stephen’s, Warwick, for Distribution to Area Youth in Need

08/16/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

For Immediate Release                                            

For more information, contact: Kristin Jensen or 845.294.5124, ext. 303

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Watch: Sunrise Day Camp brings joy to kids with cancer

07/31/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- At Sunrise Day Camp -- a free summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings -- the focus is on having fun.

The camp, on the grounds of Mt. Loretto in Tottenville, is a place where kids can just be kids, and a place where cancer isn't talked about -- unless the campers want to talk about it. 

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Artist Refuses to Let Blindness Derail Her Career - Wall Street Journal

07/29/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sculptor Emilie Gossiaux is exhibiting her work and teaching at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Making it as an artist in New York City is hard enough.

Sculptor and museum educator Emilie Gossiaux has an additional hurdle: She can’t see.

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A Paradoxical Position on Youths Fleeing Violence - New York Times

07/28/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

When the Obama administration announced an expanded immigration initiative this week to address an escalating humanitarian crisis in Central America, it seemed almost paradoxical.

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$45K Raised for Anti-Poverty Programs - Hudson Valley News Network

07/22/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

GOSHEN – Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan raised more than $45,000 at its 10th anniversary golf outing fundraiser.

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07/21/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

HUNTS POINT, Bronx (WABC) -- There is a barge docked in the Bronx River that is loaded with food.

It's part art, and part political message, set to travel throughout New York.

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TEAM Newburgh Hosts Fun Day at Algonquin Park - Hudson Valley Press

07/20/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEWBURGH – For seven years, the youth from the City of Newburgh have enjoyed an annual summer fishing trip, thanks to TEAM Newburgh.

The community-based collaborative of more than 75 partners, TEAM Newburgh is dedicated to improving and enhancing the quality of life for young people in the City of Newburgh.

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Children 'paint what they feel' during special program - News 12 The Bronx

07/15/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

The "Paint What You Feel" program helps emotionally charged children release their emotions in a positive and confidence-building way. (July 14, 2016 3:43 PM)


The Astor Services for Children and Families helped children heal from mental stress through artistic expression during a special program Thursday.

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Catholic Charities Opens South Bronx Food Hub With Goya’s Help - Catholic New York

07/06/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

During a blessing at a new food hub in the South Bronx, Cardinal Dolan recalled the words of Jesus, who said, “Blessed are the hungry, for they shall be fed.”

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Conoce la ayuda migratoria que brinda Caridades Católicas - Univision

06/30/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Caridades Católicas y Univision 41 se unen para brindar información y asesoría sobre temas migratorios, para que la gente obtenga beneficios y evite ser víctimas de fraudes.

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Two Immigration Hotline, Town Hall Meeting To Support Immigrant Communities - WABC 7

06/29/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share


The following is a press release from the New York Immigration Coalition:

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Large-scale food pantry opens in Melrose - News 12

06/23/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities is trying to conquer hunger in the Bronx with a new food pantry.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the new food hub in Melrose.

Food items at the pantry were either donated or purchased with government funding.

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What’s new on the business scene for June 21 - Poughkeepsie Journal

06/20/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

...Award ceremony to be held — Astor Services for Children & Families, a nonprofit organization that provides children’s mental health services, child welfare services and early childhood development programs, recently announced that it will soon host its annual Children’s Awards Ceremony.

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Bronx United: A Home Away from Home - Latino USA/NPR

06/17/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Since 2014, thousands of unaccompanied minors have made their way from Central America to the United States, fleeing violence and leaving their old lives behind. With little family, little stability and often little English, making even a semblance of a normal childhood can be extremely difficult.

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06/16/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

NUEVA YORK (AP) -- Primero se le acercaron dos pandilleros y después fue acosada por más de diez.

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Good Life: Positive achievements for June 16 - Poughkeepsie Journal

06/15/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Catholic Charities hosted awards dinner

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Three Honored for Community Service - Hudson Valley News Network

06/15/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

POUGHKEEPSIE – Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County celebrated the spirit of service in the community at their inaugural Spirit of Service Awards Dinner fundraiser hosted at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls recently.

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Evita ser una víctima de fraude migratorio con una llamada -Univision

06/08/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

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CYO Honors Three for Their Commitment to Youth - Catholic New York

06/02/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Former New York Mets star Rusty Staub is thankful each Sunday he attends Mass and asks what else he can do even though he’s already a significant difference-maker off the field.

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El Cardenal Dolan con los trabajadores agrícolas de Nueva York - La Tribuna Hispania USA

05/25/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

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En el día 7 del recorrido de dos semanas, que llegará hasta el capitolio en Albany, el Cardenal Timothy M. Dolan de unió a la marcha de 200 millas de los trabajadores agrícolas de Nueva York, para pedir la aprobación de una ley que defienda sus derechos laborales.

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Good Life: Positive achievements for May 25 - Poughkeepsie Journal

05/24/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Volunteers honored for service

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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.

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Marcha en NYC ratifica el pedido de justicia para los trabajadores agrícolas - El Diario

05/21/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

El Cardenal de Nueva York Timothy Dolan insta al Senado a aprobar el proyecto de ley

Los responsables de que los neoyorquinos tengamos frutas y verduras frescas sobre la mesa todos los días, irónicamente están en las calles para exigir mejores condiciones de vida y poder comer…

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Marcha por la justicia de los trabajadores agrícolas - Queens Latino

05/21/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

La marcha, día 7 del recorrido de dos semanas que llegará hasta el capitolio en Albany, comenzó a las 9 A.M.  El cardenal de Nueva York, Timothy M. Dolan, el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat, el concejal Carlos Menchaca y otros líderes, se congregaron en Cadman Plaza Park en Brooklyn para una procesión sobre el Puente de Brooklyn.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cardinal Dolan to Iraqi seminarians: You will convert the world - The Crux

04/10/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

ERBIL, IRAQ- After spending his first full day in Erbil, Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave a special message to men studying in Iraq’s only remaining seminary for diocesan priests.

“You, you will be the apostles. You will be the heralds. You will help convert the world,” Cardinal Dolan said April 9.

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A Cardinal’s Call - Bronx Free Press

04/06/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

“We are working hard for you,” declared the Cardinal.

Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan spoke on Thurs., Mar. 31st to farmworkers, community organizers, and members of the clergy in Sullivan County.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Holy Cross Lecture to Cover the Canonization of Dorothy Day - College of the Holy Cross

03/15/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Pope Francis cited the Catholic worker as a great American in his address to Congress

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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 

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Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S. - Latin American News Dispatch

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.

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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. 

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Vincenza DeFazio Award to Charities’ Horton - Catholic New York

02/17/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

At its annual convening in Albany Feb. 8-9, the New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors honored George Horton, director of social and community development for archdiocesan Catholic Charities.

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Is New York City Ready for Syrian Refugees? - City Limits

02/16/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

In September 2015 when President Obama made the controversial decision to call for 10,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled in the United States in 2016, Mayor de Blasio was quick to jump into the fray. Shortly after the announcement, de Blasio was one of 18 mayors to sign a petition encouraging Obama to accept even more refugees.

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A Right to Dream | Derecho a soñar - Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Magazine

02/02/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

In a visit to Harlem, Pope Francis gives hope to an immigrant youth soccer team.

By Gabriela Romeri

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Interfaith Teen Event Helps Fight Hunger - UJA-Federation of New York

02/01/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

“You realize how much you take food for granted.”
 –Teen Volunteer

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Break Dancer Finds Footing While Trying to Heal a Rift - The New York Times

01/21/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

“I fell right into it,” he said. “I started learning moves every other day.”

Mr. Diaz immersed himself in dancing to avoid what he said was a troubled home life. He was raised by a single mother who had a drug addiction and whose parenting style swung between neglect and antagonism.

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Food pantry collection drive launches in Yonkers - LoHud

01/15/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

In 2015, Feeding Our Neighbors raised the equivalent of 1.3 million meals, supported by $93,000 in cash donations and more than 17,000 pounds of food collected at ShopRite's Hudson Valley locations and 26 ShopRite supermarkets launched this year’s archdiocesan-wide Feeding Our Neighbors campaign Thursday.

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Feeding Our Neighbors campaign launched - Mid Hudson News

01/13/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW WINDSOR – Catholic Charities and ShopRite announced the beginning of this year’s “Feeding Our Neighbors” campaign. “Feeding Our Neighbors” is an annual food drive to support local food pantries and banks in the After-Holiday season when many of them have been depleted.

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De Blasio holds out ‘hope’ for state partnership on homelessness - Politico New York

01/12/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced the formation of a task force made up of a “brain trust” of nonprofit homeless services providers to help the city with its plans to create 15,000 units of supportive housing for the city’s homeless and mentally ill over the next 15 years.

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Make Meals For Those In Need In Mount Pleasant To Honor MLK Day - The Daily Voice (Mount Pleasant)

01/12/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The UJA-Federation of New York Westchester Community and Volunteer Services and Engage Jewish Service Corps are holding a MLK Day of Service in Mount Pleasant on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday Jan. 18.

The event will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sally & Anthony Mann Center in Mount Pleasant.

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Catholic Charities Announces 2016 Caritas Award Honorees - Hudson Valley News Network

01/08/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – Dr. Dean Scher, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC), and Board Chair Susan Murray-Tetz are pleased to announce the names of Catholic Charities’ 2016 Caritas Award honorees.

 The 2016 Caritas Award honorees are:

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From Peekskill to Paris - America The National Catholic Review

01/06/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference ends tomorrow, and I am fixed on Paris and all it holds, both in peril and in promise.

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan welcomes 2 refugee families at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve - Daily News

12/25/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The spirit of the Christmas season was upon the city as Timothy Cardinal Dolan welcomed two refugee families to New York at Midnight Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Yonkers Raceway donates toys, coats to Catholic Charities - LoHud

12/21/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Yonkers Raceway donated almost 1,000 toys and coats to Catholic Charities.

The toys and coats were collected during the casino’s ninth annual “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive....

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NYC Mayor Outlines New Outreach to Homeless on Streets - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

12/18/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new task force Thursday to reach people living on the streets and usher them into long-term housing, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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New York City to Expand Homeless Outreach - The Wall Street Journal

12/17/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Mayor Bill De Blasio announces aggressive new strategy at meeting with business leaders

A new task force will address street homelessness block by block and have the capability to send teams on scene within an hour of a resident reporting a homeless person, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.

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Clothing drive held in White Plains - News 12 Westchester

12/15/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

A charity group held a clothing drive in White Plains Saturday. Catholic Charities worked with the Kmart in downtown White Plains to gather items for those in need during the holiday season. Shoppers from Catholic Charities helped out by shopping for coats, hats, socks and gloves to give to the nearly 400 people involved with the program.

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Volunteers shop for families in need in White Plains - Fios 1

12/15/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The 5th Annual St. Nicholas of Westchester Shopping Day provided gifts for over 400 families in need

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New York to Aid Immigrants Amid Stalled National Reforms - New York Times

12/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Immigration may be under attack across the country, but New York’s top officials used a national conference in Brooklyn on Monday to defend immigrants, though their soaring rhetoric overshadowed their fairly modest proposals.

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Skoufis Secures Grant for Catholic Charities - Hudson Valley News Network

12/08/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that he has secured a $25,000 grant for Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County to help buy beds and other basic household items through the organization’s Case Management and Resources Exchange Program; this vital initiative serves over 2,100 local individuals and families every...

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Astor home helped children in need - Poughkeepsie Journal

12/01/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Astor Services for Children and Families, on Mill Street (Route 9) in the Village of Rhinebeck, provides children’s residential treatment programs in order to reduce their need for psychiatric hospitalization.

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Holiday Helping Hand grant helps Astor keep people warm - Poughkeepsie Journal

11/30/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

RHINEBECK - Astor Services for Children and Families will keep hundreds of kids and families in Dutchess County warm this winter thanks to a grant to buy hats, gloves, blankets and scarves.

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Naturalization Application Assistance is Available - Hudson Valley Press

11/25/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEWBURGH - Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County and the New York State Office for New Americans will be providing free assistance with naturalization applications at their office at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center on Friday, December 11.

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Cardinal Dolan Gives Out Turkeys at Annual Catholic Charities Event - Catholic New York

11/25/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Cardinal Dolan hands a turkey to a woman at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem on Nov. 24. The annual event is sponsored by Catholic Charities of New York under the leadership of Msgr. Kevin Sullivan. Some 700 meals with the fixings, were distributed to those in need.

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Cardinal Dolan Helps Distribute Thanksgiving Meals in Harlem - Zimbio

11/25/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Volunteers with Catholic Charities help hand out food to prepare Thanksgiving meals to those in need at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center on November 24, 2015 in the Harlem neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City. Approximately 700 meals were distributed. (Nov.

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Early Thanksgiving for Yonkers Families in need by Fidelis Care and Catholic Charities - PIX 11

11/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

"It’s a great time to be together with the family," Rigoberto Gutierrez said.

The Gutierrez family couldn't be more grateful.

"Yeah they [my kids] are having fun," he smiled.

On this night, along with about one hundred others, they are sitting down to a hot dinner.

“It tastes very good!” Gutierrez's son smiled.

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Somos: Dr. William Ursillo On Helping At-Risk Families - City & State

11/18/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Dr. William Ursillo, chief operating officer at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, discusses the organization’s efforts to help at-risk children and families during an interview at an event hosted by City & State and sponsored by Catholic Charities at the Somos Fall conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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USCCB/MRS Response Toolkit: On Syrian Refugees and the Attacks in Paris

11/17/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

In light of the recent acts of terror committed in Paris and subsequent rejection of Syrian refugee resettlement by the governors of several states, the Office of Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB/MRS) has prepared the  Response Toolkit below for your information and use.

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan says he gives homeless panhandlers $5 gift cards to Starbucks and McDonald’s - New York Daily News

11/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The leader of the Archdiocese of New York generally doesn’t shun homeless panhandlers — he gives them $5 gift cards from McDonald’s or Starbucks.

And sometimes Timothy Cardinal Dolan buys them sandwiches.

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Charities’ Donation Provides 20,000 Meals for Puerto Rican Families - Catholic New York

11/12/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

In an effort to assist economically beleaguered Puerto Rico, archdiocesan Catholic Charities has donated $5,000 in a food drive that will feed more than 100 families 20,000 meals through a partnership with Cáritas de Puerto Rico.

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A Family Fights Deportation - Stateless Voices

11/10/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

The Jourbinas went underground when they realized there was no way for them to gain legal status. One day immigration officers arrived to try to deport the family. All four have been fighting for recognition from the U.S. government ever since.

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Catholic Charities ‘Adopt-a-Family’ Program Underway - Hudson Valley News Network

10/27/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – Thanks to the generosity of donors, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County (CCCSOC) helps make the Christmas season a little brighter each year for the children and families it serves through the annual ‘Adopt-a-Family’ gift program.

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Catholic Youth Organization honors 2015 'Shining Star' recipients - Staten Island Advance

10/26/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Catholic Charities Catholic Youth Organization honored 43 students and three adults Saturday at its annual "Shining Stars" Awards Brunch at the Excelsior Grand in New Dorp.

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After a Border Crossing, a Joyous Haven in the South Bronx - New York Times

10/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Joy boomed from the speaker on the reception desk, the irrepressible rhythm of reggaeton transforming the waiting room of a South Bronx medical clinic
into a late-afternoon Zumba class.

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Catholic Charities to Bring Back Goshen Holiday House Tour - Hudson Valley News Network (HVNN)

10/22/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Goshen – It is with great excitement that Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County is pleased to announce that it will be re-introducing the Holiday House Tour in Goshen this Christmas season.

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Terra Firma: An Innovative Medical-Legal Partnership Supporting Unaccompanied Minors In The Bronx

10/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Brett Stark, an attorney for Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York, contacted a local clinic to arrange for vaccinations so that his young client could enroll in school. Like many unaccompanied children, his client needed more than just legal help.

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Green Design Has More Impact When Local Residents Are Involved in the Planning Process - Earth Island Journal

10/15/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

As cities add rain gardens and bioswales and sidewalk trees, they find involving the public ensures good stewardship

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Newburgh girl chosen to meet with Pope Francis in East Harlem - Times Herald Record

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH – When the call came, Citlaly Garcia answered with a resounding yes.

It was Tuesday when Yliana Hernandez, principal of Nora Cronin Presentation Academy in the City of Newburgh, asked the eighth-grader if she wanted to join other schoolchildren at a special meeting with Pope Francis.

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Archdiocese to Provide 150 Beds for City’s Homeless Initiative - Catholic New York

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By Ron Lajoie

Mindful of Pope Francis’ imminent arrival in New York City, Cardinal Dolan and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a joint partnership Sept. 23 that will see the archdiocese work with the city to provide up to 150 beds and social services for people sleeping on city streets.

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Pope Francis to meet New York family that faced deportation to Mexico - The Guardian

09/24/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Pope Francis will meet with the mighty and the meek during his five-day visit to the US.

After meeting the president, speaking to Congress and addressing the United Nations, the Pope will visit Our Lady Queen of Angels, a Catholic school in East Harlem.

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Mayor de Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Highlight Plan to Add Beds for Homeless - New York Times

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Sept. 23, 2015

A day before Pope Francis was to arrive in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said on Wednesday that a partnership between the Roman Catholic Church and the city would provide 150 beds this winter to homeless people who have been living on the street.

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De Blasio and Cardinal Dolan Tackle Homelessness on Eve of Pope's Visit - DNA Info

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September 23, 2015 6:18pm

MELROSE — The Archdiocese of New York will contribute to a $12 million effort to provide 500 beds for the homeless at faith-based organizations, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced on the eve of Pope Francis' visit to the city.

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Pope Francis' Pilgrimage Through America With the 'Least of These' - Huffington Post

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Posted: 09/21/2015 8:51 am EDT 

Pope Francis has a big week in front of him when he touches down in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

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Immigrant New Yorkers count their blessings ahead of Pope Francis meeting - New York Daily News

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Saturday, September 19, 2015, 5:00 PM

Pope Francis, whose grandparents emigrated from Italy to Argentina, has often urged his followers to embrace immigrants and treat them with dignity.

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Executive Director of Catholic Charities Previews Pope Francis' Trip to East Harlem - NY1 Online

09/18/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

NY1 VIDEO: Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities, joined Errol Louis to preview Pope Francis’ trip to East Harlem.

Watch the Video on NY1

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Soccer aids in transition for unaccompanied teens - Aljazeera America

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The teenagers have acclimated to life in New York through the sport and next week will meet the Pope

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Meeting the Pope After a Fight for Better Pay - New York Times

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September 17, 2015

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Meeting in Harlem Gym to Highlight People Catholic Charities Helps - Catholic New York

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By Ron LaJoie

When Pope Francis visits the United States next week, he will undoubtedly meet some very important people. He will address Congress. He will speak before the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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Pope Will Meet the Bronx’s Most Unique Soccer Club - Catholic New York

09/16/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Ron LaJoie

The world’s most famous futbol fan will meet a group of young futbol players when he visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem next Friday.

There may not be a Messi, a Ronaldo or a Neymar among them—not yet—but they already form perhaps the city’s most distinctive soccer side.

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Pope Francis, on U.S. Visit, Will Reach Out to the Struggling - New York Times

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By Andy Newman and Vivian Yee
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Amanda Cortes is not anyone’s idea of a dignitary.

She grew up poor in an overcrowded house. She worked for years as a phone-sex operator. Since 2010, she has been awaiting trial in Philadelphia on charges that she brutally murdered her infant son.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 02:09PM
NEW YORK -- Concerned about the Hispanic community? If you are, be sure to tune into "Tiempo."

"Tiempo" is a weekly round-table discussion show about topics affecting and relating to Hispanic citizens.

Please join us for "Tiempo" on Sunday mornings, only on ABC7!

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Soccer brings these immigrants to unexpected places - Global Citizen

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Sept. 13, 2015

Last Saturday I caught a ride on the 4 train to an ordinary park in the Bronx, where some extraordinary things are happening.

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Faces of Faith / Rostros de Fe - Manhattan Times

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Posted by: Erik Cuello  in Español, Local, News, Politics/Government, Public Safety September 9, 2015

“The Church is of the poor, and for the poor”

Papal visit with immigrants and refugees

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150 immigrants and refugees in New York will meet pope - CNS

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Catholic News Service  |  Sep. 8, 2015

New York  - The fabric of New York is stronger because those on the margins have been given safe shelter, a decent meal and a route out of crisis by the Catholic Church, according to the director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan.

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Two dozen New Yorkers chosen to meet Pope Francis in September - PIX11

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POSTED 11:22 PM, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 

EAST HARLEM -- From teen soccer players to political refugees from Central America, to students in a tutoring program, a group of a couple dozen people is feeling fortunate now, even though they come from challenging backgrounds.

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Pope Francis To Meet The Refugees Politicians Would Rather Forget - Huffington Post Religion

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Edited: 09/03/2015 06:46 PM EDT

Kingson Noe Suazo David, 4, right, of Garifuna, a group of indigenous Hondurans, listens as Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, left, introduces people at Saint Cecilia's Parish, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, who will be blessed by Pope Francis, during his visit to New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Immigrant women working on altar clothes for Pope Francis - Daily News New York

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New York Daily News 9/2/2015

Agueda Zavaleta is making sure every stitch is perfect in her latest embroidery project — part of a gift to Pope Francis that she is set to deliver in person.

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Catholic Charities: Immigrants selected to meet Pope Francis part of 'the fabric of New York' - AMNY

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Catholic Charities Msgr. Kevin Sullivan described the immigrants selected to meet Pope Francis when he visits East Harlem on Sept. 25 as part of "the fabric of New York" while introducing them on Thursday.

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2 sep, 12:38 EDT

NUEVA YORK (AP) -- Josué Recinos y Christian Contreras dejaron atrás un mundo de violencia y criminalidad cuando cruzaron la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos con sus hermanas, en busca de una vida mejor en Nueva York bajo el mismo techo que sus padres.

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Immigrant women hard at work on altar cloths to be used by Pope Francis during NY visit - Daily News

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Agueda Zavaleta is making sure every stitch is perfect in her latest embroidery project — part of a gift to Pope Francis that she is set to deliver in person.

“This is the most special thing that has ever happened in my life,” said Zavaleta, 42, a Yonkers mom of two who emigrated from Puebla, Mexico.

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Immigrants and Disadvantaged Youth Build the Pope’s Altar Furnishings in New York - Aleteia

09/01/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

When you’re expecting a visit from the pope, there are three things you must have: an altar for the leader of the Catholic Church to celebrate the central sacrament of the faith, a pulpit from which he can preach the Gospel, and a comfortable place to sit and rest.

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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis - NPR

08/31/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

After sitting down with President Obama, addressing Congress and speaking at the United Nations, Pope Francis will meet with some unique soccer players in New York City in September, reports Hansi Lo Wang today on National Public Radio (NPR.

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Catholic Charities to welcome Pope to America - Caribbean Life

08/28/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

A seemingly unending procession of Roman Catholics are already queueing up to meet Pope Franciswhen he visits the United States for the first time.

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

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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.

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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.

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NY Workers Building Altar, Lectern for Pope Francis' Visit - ABC News

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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.

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The vicar and the liberal vanguard - Capitol New York

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 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.”

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

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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.

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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.

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Office for New Americans Hosts Free Naturalization Assistance Clinic - Epoch Times

06/06/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Yvonne Marcotte

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...

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Flowers, Gardens and Picasso - New York Times

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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

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Program Providing Legal Help to Immigrants Will Expand Beyond New York City - New York Times

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By Liz Robbins May 13, 2015

New York City’s melting pot has been boiling over in the larger metropolitan area.

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Cowpokes dance, raise funds for Astor - Poughkeepsie Journal

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May 10, 2014 Emily Stewar - Poughkeepsie Journal

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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

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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

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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.

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Evite el fraude migratorio: hay ayuda gratis - El Diario

04/02/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

No se deje estafar: aproveche abogados gratis de la ciudad 

Por: C. Mario Rusell

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"Fight for Fair Pay" - WENY HD News

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Hay que proteger a la mujer - El Diario

03/15/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Si bien existen leyes destinadas a proteger a las mujeres y los niños y a romper este mercado, sus resultados son deprimentes.

Por: El Diario PUBLICADO: MAR, 15, 2015 12:17 PM EST

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Lo que dice Texas y lo que el presidente quiere - El Diario

03/09/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

PUBLICADO: FEB, 28, 2015 12:01 AM EST

C. Mario Russell, abogado de Caridades Católicas

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Government Programs Could Reduce Poverty in NYC By Up To 69%: Study - WSJ

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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.

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Tiempo: Watch This Week's Show - ABC7

03/01/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sunday, March 01, 2015 01:25PM 

NEW YORK -- Concerned about the Hispanic community? If you are, be sure to tune into "Tiempo."

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To be young and in love with community boards - Downtown Express

01/29/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  It had all the makings of a typical teen party — pizza and soda, excited chatter, and of course, young people.

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Food drive kicks off in region - Times-Herald Record

01/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Michael Randall, Times Herald-Record

Posted Jan. 23, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

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New York charities ready to welcome Pope Francis - Metro New York

01/20/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

January 20,2015 - Metro New York

With Pope Francis set to visit New York City later this year, local charities are hoping to get a piece of the people’s pontiff.

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Caritas Award Honorees Have Been Chosen - Hudson Valley

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January 14th, 2015 

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Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response - MYFoxNY

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5,000 Pounds Of Food Donated To 3 Major Organizations In New York City - CBS New York

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January 11, 2015 9:30 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Food banks in New York City received a huge boost in donations Sunday to help hungry families across the five boroughs.

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