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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.

Teenagers from Honduras and Guatemala were shimmying to the beat, their workout part of an unusual form of therapy for many who had endured...

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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.

On Saturday, December 5, eight private homes in the greater Goshen area will open their doors to visitors to show off their holiday...

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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. The clinic staff member scheduled the appointment, but added that...

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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

Raindrops are falling slow and heavy on the concrete walkways, children’s playgrounds, and brick, V-shaped apartment buildings of the Bronx River Houses, one of New York City’s largest housing projects. But today’s rain...

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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.

“I was surprised because I...

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

10/14/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

“Pope Francis is calling us all to action,” de...

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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.

There the “people’s pope” will meet with day-laborers, unaccompanied minors...

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

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

Mr. de Blasio said the effort, part of...

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

09/23/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

Speaking Wednesday at the St. Anthony Shelter for...

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

09/21/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

He will be greeted at the airport by President Obama, will make a highly anticipated speech to the U.S. Congress, followed by an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and finish...

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Goya Foods Donates 150,000 Pounds Of Food In Honor Of His Holiness Pope Francis' Visit To The United States - PR Newswire

09/21/2015  |  Press Releases  |  Share

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, welcomes His Holiness Pope Francis to the United States and donates 150,000 pounds of food in honor of the Pope's visit.

"We are all so blessed to have His Holiness Pope Francis visit the United States and for the...

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

09/19/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that during his whirlwind 36 hours in New York, the Pope has set aside time to give a special,...

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

09/18/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Inside City Hall
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 02:18 AM EDT

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

09/18/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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

09/17/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

September 17, 2015

About New York

The modern carwash is a minor marvel. A car sits on a track and is pulled past purifying machinery: A grid of pipes shoots high-pressure streams of water, then soap; flapping, jiggling cloths lower from tracks to slather every inch of the car body; spinning brushes rise along the sides, to begin...

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