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Help Catholic Charities Provide Emergency Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

03/20/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique challenge for our community, one with many uncertainties. Please help us continue to serve our neighbors most at risk during this crisis.

From 9/11 to Superstorm Sandy, Catholic Charities of New...

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Lent & Spring 2020 – Predictably Repeating?

03/19/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Lent – predictably brings penance & Springtime every year.  Really!  There is nothing predictable about Lent and Spring, 2020.  COVID-19 has struck our world.  Check out the map – only the penguins seem to have escaped – at...

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Special Statement from Monsignor Kevin Sullivan: COVID-19

03/15/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

Sunday, March 15, 2020.

“I commend the staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities federation of agencies and programs, who in the midst of this ongoing crisis, continue to provide critically needed services to vulnerable New Yorkers.  The needs...

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St. Augustine’s Food Pantry: Feeding Our Neighbors and Building Community

03/12/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Alice Garbarini Hurley and John-Mark de Palma

Look around. You may not see them, as you fill your grocery cart or wait for an extra-large latte, but more than 20 percent of our New York City neighbors have difficulty affording food. 

Families...

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Alianza: A Safety Net for Homeless Students

03/12/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

NOTE: the original article below was drafted and edited by Alice Hurley and John Mark de Palma. This version was edited by Jim Sliney Jr.

By Alice Garbarini Hurley, John Mark de Palma, Jim Sliney Jr.

You generally can’t pick out the...

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Not at Midnight, No Running Required

03/12/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

It’s called the “Midnight Run,” but it’s finished by 7:30 p.m., and you don’t need to bring your sneakers.

Despite what the name suggests, the Midnight Run is the flagship volunteer event of the Catholic Charities Junior Board--no running...

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Mario Russell – Out in the Desert, Part 2

03/04/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Intake Center in Tijuana, MX 

By Jim Sliney Jr 

When Mario Russell, Director of Immigration and Refugee Services for Catholic Charities of New York, traveled to the US/Mexico border he got an eye-opening sense of the current status of immigration...

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The Simple Gift of Clean Clothes for School Kids

03/04/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

There is an elementary school in Washington Heights in New York City, that has an unfortunate distinction. Nearly one quarter of all of its students are not in permanent homes - they live in shelters or overcrowded residences.

Such a number is shocking,...

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Almost Invisible, Except for One Cold Night in January

03/04/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Dan Carinci

A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE 2020 HOPE COUNT

If you asked someone for the ideal way to spend a Monday evening in January, canvassing the streets to estimate the number of homeless people in New York would not be a common answer. Yet hundreds of volunteers did...

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Help Wanted: Open Your Heart and Your Home to Fostering

02/27/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

Imagine all the people who landed in foster care -- John Lennon. Ella Fitzgerald. Eddie Murphy. Marilyn Monroe. Steve Jobs. Ice T. Cher. Nelson Mandela. Eleanor Roosevelt. J.R.R.R. Tolkien.

And about 8,...

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Mario Russell –Desert Immigration: Life and Death Every Day, Part 1

02/26/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr 

The desert at night is cold. There is nothing to hold onto the heat. During the day of course it is hot, but worse still, it is dry. Winds never seem to stop in the desert. Shelter, water, rest and comfort are hard to find or in some...

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Embracing Black Catholics in A Changing, Diverse Community

02/26/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


The Office of Black Ministry, Archdiocese of New York 

By Alice Garbarini Hurley 

Brother Tyrone Davis, a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and Executive Director of the Office of Black Ministry, has seen cultural shifts...

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Mass of Solidarity for Puerto Rico and the Bronx

02/20/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, celebrates Mass for Puerto Rico on Feb. 2 at St. Raymond Church in the Bronx. // MARY DIBIASE BLAICH

Jim Sliney Jr

The Archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Roberto...

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A Place to Call Home: Sisters address inadequate housing worldwide

02/20/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Sr. Margaret Farrell, a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity, is spiritual ministry coordinator at Covenant House California in Los Angeles and a frequent visitor to the streets of Skid Row in the city's downtown area. (GSR photo/Chris Herlinger)...

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Overcoming a Life of Drugs and Homelessness, James Addison is Making His Mark

02/13/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


LEFSA Discussion Group Leader & Financial Officer- James Addison (middle) at the 2019 Catholic Charities NY Agency Convening 

Jim Sliney Jr

In 1992, there was a gathering. The gathering was run by two white nuns. In attendance, were the...

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COVID-19 pandemic.

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