Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Charities’

Church to build 5,000-plus solar power panel array Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

The largest independent social services agency in the District of Columbia (DC) region, Catholic Charities, is about to build DC’s biggest ground-based solar array. Once built, Catholic Charities says the 2-megawatt array will be the biggest project approved in DC. The project’s benefits look promising. Consisting of 5,000-plus panels, the array will provide enough renewable Read more

Kindness campaign promoted as antidote to bullying, anxiety Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

A year-long kindness campaign is being promoted in the US Diocese of Nashville Catholic schools as an antidote to bullying and anxiety. The campaign is being backed by Catholic Charities school counselors. Catholic Charities says a variety of factors, including increased screen time and social media usage, more homework and extracurricular activities, along with less Read more

Catholic Caring Foundation celebrates and thanks Comments 0

Friday, July 24th, 2015

On Wednesday, the Catholic Caring Foundation in Auckland held a Mass to thank all the people who are involved in the various programmes that it supports. After the Mass representatives from these organisations were presented with certificates. The mass took place at this time to draw attention to Caring Sunday which occurs on 26 July. Read more

Chicago appointment shows what Francis wants for US Church Comments 0

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The appointment of the new Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, signals where Pope Francis wants to take the American Catholic Church. That’s what New York magazine writer Lisa Miller wrote of Archbishop Cupich, who has, she said, a “heart for the poor”. “People who know Cupich say he has a particular genius for bridging gaps Read more

Catholic Church benefitted from Great Train Robbery loot Comments 1

Friday, September 5th, 2014

One of the beneficiaries of the infamous Great Train Robbery in England probably left a small fortune to the Catholic Church when he died. A documentary due to be released in the United Kingdom in October will reveal the identity of the mysterious “Ulsterman”, who tipped off the robbers as to which train to target Read more

Catholic Charities Hawai’i affordable housing program recognised Comments 0

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Catholic Charities Hawaii has received the national Social Innovation award, from Catholic Charities USA,  for one of its successful affordable housing programs. The Hale Wai Vista Support Housing Services program, launched in collaboration with Prudential Locations, is a 215-unit affordable rental project. “This is a great example of a nonprofit organisation and private sector company partnering to address a Read more

With Pope Francis, will the Church become just another charity? Comments 0

Friday, May 31st, 2013

In June 1973 Juan Perón, the 77-year-old former Argentinian president, came home to Buenos Aires from exile in Franco’s Spain after an absence of 18 years. That same year Father Jorge Bergoglio of the Society of Jesus became the head of Argentina’s Jesuits at the age of 36. One day he would become pope. Perón Read more

Which Catholic Church? Comments 0

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Being about the only professor at a liberal, tolerant, cosmopolitan Western university who is known to be a practicing Catholic — baptized at the age of two weeks — I have been asked frequently in recent times about what I think will happen to the church in the light of Pope Benedict’s resignation. Will it Read more

Pope says Catholic charities must be Catholic Comments 0

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has asked bishops to take greater steps to ensure that Catholic charities operating in their dioceses adhere to Catholic teaching and retain their Catholic identity. The Pope said it is the duty of diocesan bishops and parish priests to see that the faithful “are not led into error of misunderstanding” through charitable Read more

Attack on Girl Scouts shows current law isn’t working Comments 0

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Various institutions within the American church have been of concern to the US bishops over the past few years — and  now it is the turn of the Girl Scouts. In a recent article, Joan Chittister writes that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Catholic Charities in the US, Caritas, and now the Girl Scouts, Read more