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Working remotely, Catholic Charities continues to serve immigrants. Calls on New Yorkers to include all immigrants in COVID-19 assistance

03/30/2020  |  Public Statements  |Share: 

Catholic Charities remains committed to serving all immigrants in this critical period, and is doing so.  Our helplines and dedicated staff are operating remotely to provide help to the fullest extent possible.  We call on our New York public and private partners to continue our New York tradition of including all immigrants in any Corona...

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Statement On The Supreme Court’s Decision On The Public Charge

02/06/2020  |  Public Statements  |Share: 

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York, released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on the public charge rule on Monday.

“Catholic Charities of New York is disappointed by the US Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Administration's changes to the public...

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Statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York on Last Night’s Attack at the Home of a Jewish Family in Monsey, NY

12/30/2019  |  Public Statements  |Share: 

The news of last night’s attack at the home of a Jewish family in Monsey, New York, is the latest in a series of sickening acts of violence against our Jewish brothers and sisters.  Such acts must be condemned completely and without reservation as totally contrary to everything that people of faith stand for.  

An attack on any...

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Pope To Give Special Blessing To Some Immigrant New Yorkers In East Harlem - CBS New York

09/04/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some people will get to do more than just see Pope Francis when he visits New York City later this month. They’ve been selected to receive a special blessing from the pontiff.

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, head of Catholic Charities, announced Thursday that 150 immigrant New Yorkers have been chosen for...

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Pope NYC Visit 2015: Immigrants To Be Blessed By Pontiff As A Sign Of Compassion For Struggling Migrants, Charity Says - International Business Times

09/03/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Aaron Morrison September 03 2015 5:56 PM EDT

A Dominican and a Pakistani will be among the immigrant New Yorkers who meet and receive a special blessing from Pope Francis during his visit to the Big Apple later this month, Catholic Charities USA announced Thursday. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, the head of Catholic Charities, said 150...

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

09/03/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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.

That's because they've been chosen to meet Pope Francis by the...

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

09/03/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

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)

NEW YORK --...

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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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