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

09/03/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

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

09/03/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By VICTOR MANUEL RAMOS / NEWSDAY September 3, 2015

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.

Among those gathered at Saint Cecilia's Parish in East Harlem were...

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JÓVENES CENTROAMERICANOS CONOCERÁN AL PAPA EN NUEVA YORK - Associated Press

09/02/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

Lo que no esperaban es el regalo que recibirán este mes...

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

09/02/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

Zavaleta and 17 other...

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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.

In a confluence of elements that will surely please Pope Francis, with...

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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.

They're migrant teenagers in a youth soccer program co-sponsored by New York's Catholic...

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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.

The long line of potential spectators includes celebrities, and average citizens willing to wait extended hours in order to get a glimpse of the papal apostle from Rome during the six days he...

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

08/28/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Soni Sangha

Published August 28, 2015 Fox News Latino

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

“I never thought I would...

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

08/20/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Beth Griffin

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

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

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

08/06/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Aug 6, 2015, 8:14 PM ET
By CLAUDIA TORRENS Associated Press

Carpenter Hector Rojas tried to explain the emotion behind cutting, sanding and assembling a wooden chair that Pope Francis will use during a Mass at Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. visit.

"It's a beautiful feeling, when people count on...

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The vicar and the liberal vanguard - Capitol New York

07/28/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

 Jul. 28, 2015

Of the many unlikely images contained in the Book of Revelation’s description of the apocalypse, there is no mention of a self-consciously liberal mayor of New York referring to the Vatican as “one of the centers of progressive thought in the world right now.”

So while Bill de Blasio’s hosannas to His Holiness last...

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

07/21/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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

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

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

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Catholic Charities Statement on Child Welfare

07/15/2015  |  Public Statements  |  Share

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

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

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Fixing NY’s lousy after-school rules: Two state agencies and criss-crossing red tape - New York Daily News

06/10/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

by Sr. LoMonaco  

It is hard to find anyone who does not think a school benefits from having an after-school program. The programs are an ideal way to protect and nurture students while helping families juggle work schedules.

Unfortunately, well-intentioned bureaucracy is getting in the way of common sense in regulating these...

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

06/06/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

 June 6, 2015

 
The state Office for New Americans (ONA) will host a free legal and naturalization consultation clinic in Orange County to advise immigrants on questions regarding immigration law and to help them prepare and review U.S. naturalization applications.
 
The clinic will be held at the ONA Opportunity Center...

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