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  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is responsible for the Somali chaos in St. Cloud

    02/21/2016 10:09:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    refugee resettlement watch. ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    If you are angry (about the tension in St. Cloud) and want one entity to blame, it is Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the primary federal refugee resettlement agency working in St. Cloud! That supposedly 'Christian' charitable organization is directly responsible for the high Somali numbers in St. Cloud, and they are jointly responsible for bringing over ten thousand Somalis from around the world to colonize Minnesota towns in the last ten years alone--Catholic Charities and World Relief MN (now Arrive Ministries)*** helped also. Of course they have brought many more than 10,000 in over two decades and not just...
  • What you needed to know about Wilson-Fish (refugee resettlement by NGO's with your tax dollars)

    01/19/2016 3:57:02 AM PST · by x_plus_one · 5 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    If you live in one of the following 11 states you should be paying close attention to how the program is run in your state and begin questioning whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to pass off a federal program to a non-profit group which effectively eliminates, or nearly eliminates, any state control of how state tax dollars are spent. Do you live in one of these Wilson-Fish states? Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee or Vermont. ***Update*** There are 12 W-F states at this time (Oct. 2015): Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho,...
  • Missing Syrians and An All-Too Present President

    11/19/2015 6:15:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-19-15 | Scott McKay
    The American people don’t trust Obama to fight international terrorism. irst, a little inside baseball — at my own site The Hayride, which is a political blog mostly covering events in Louisiana, this is the busiest week in our six-year history and Tuesday was far and away the busiest day. And what drove that traffic was a story, originally reported by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge that we picked up on, about a Syrian refugee dropped into Baton Rouge and settled there by Catholic Charities who decided to take his destiny, and his whereabouts, in his own hands. The migrant in...

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Mark’s Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means ‘The Conqueror’s Mosque’. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...
  • Kathleen Matthews likely to run for Van Hollen's seat ( Maryland )

    03/05/2015 8:35:45 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 3/5/15 | MIKE ALLEN
    Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Van Hollen announced Wednesday that he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski. ... Matthews, who has long talked about running for office, advocated Marriott’s move toward more progressive policies, including sustainability and LGBT friendliness. ... She’s on the boards of Catholic Charities Foundation, Ford’s Theatre and
  • Immigrants still surging into Texas shelters [Catholic Charities]

    12/24/2014 11:46:34 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 8 replies
    Tuscon Sentinel ^ | 12/24/2014 | Julian Aguilar
    The media tent that once stood in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church is gone, as are the television crews and reporters who descended this summer when the flow of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the Texas border was major news. But after a brief lull, the surge of undocumented families passing through a temporary shelter set up by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley seems to be rising again. The spotlight may have turned away, but if the sense of crisis is gone, the people have not stopped coming. “The numbers increased a lot this past month,...
  • Tiempo Debate Over Executive Action

    12/07/2014 8:50:13 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 7, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    The first part of my debate with open borders advocates-one from Catholic Charities-on Tiempo, an Hispanic public affairs program in New York City. Emotion-laden appeals vs. empirical, rational discussion of the damage Obama's latest imperial edict will engender.
  • Houston's Catholic Charities Facing a Lawsuit (Refugee Industry)

    11/24/2014 6:48:08 AM PST · by magna carta · 3 replies ^ | November 23,2014 | KTRK
    A lawsuit has been filed against one of Houston's most known charities that help tens of thousands of families every year. The family of a victim in a sex abuse case claims they placed the organization above protecting children. The court documents filed this week at the Harris County Civil Courthouse list Carlos Antonio Valera, whose current address is the Wayne Scott Unit of TDCJ in Angleton as well as his former employer, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as defendants. The attorney representing the family, Rob Ranco says, "We would like an admission. We would like an apology."
  • Stop the Magnet Targets Catholic Charities Legal Training for UAC's

    11/11/2014 12:42:04 PM PST · by magna carta · 5 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | November 11,2014 | Liz Theiss
    A legal training was scheduled at the Catholic Charities headquarters on November 3,2014. It was to help provide legal counsel ("pro-bono") on behalf of UAC's primarily arriving from Central American failed states. The CLE (continuing legal education) course was offered in exchange for representing at least one UAC client. The training is to enlighten the loopholes evolved from the UN Trafficking Agreement (TVPRA) signed by President Bush in 2000. In 2008, under President Obama, a more expansive and generous set of criteria were forwarded to ensure that the minors could gain the coveted "Best Interest Ruling" (not to be deported)...
  • "Lawlessness Breeds Lawlessness"-Houston's "Hub"

    08/17/2014 4:16:21 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 17, 2014 | Liz Theiss
    Restrictionists in the immigration debate have long bemoaned the mid-movie understanding of third world-invasion lawlessness and the sudden concern among elected officials and others in highlighting the sex-slave trade. The reason is that these same people have IGNORED the consequences of NAFTA free-trading, open borders, and free-wheeling hiring practices that in turn gave us the glam hysteria of the CHILD SEX-SLAVING INDUSTRY with no real efforts to prosecute it!. As the title to this blogpost indicates, LAWLESSNESS BREEDS LAWLESSNESS. In early August activists opposed to the continued "surge" of illegal aliens effortlessly crossing our Texas border held a demonstration on...

    07/30/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 07/29/2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas--The federal government is in dire need of U.S. citizens willing to house the thousands of illegal immigrants who enter the country each week, and they are willing to pay them to do so. The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America. Ruth Braiser, a spokeswoman for the organization, told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old. "Most of our children are 15 to 17-years-old," she said. "But some stay in our program until they are...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Catholic Charities Insists it has not Endorsed HHS Mandate

    02/20/2012 6:38:36 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Following a statement by the White House press secretary that Catholic Charities USA supports the Obama administration’s “compromise” mandate on contraception, Catholic Charities has posted a statement insisting that it has not endorsed the mandate. “In response to a great number of mischaracterizations in the media,........... Catholic Charities USAWhite House Criticizes Bishops, Trumpets Support from CHA, Catholic Charities Catholic Charities has Second Thoughts
  • Open wide: Hundreds show up for Catholic Charities free dental clinic

    08/04/2013 1:00:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 3, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From my Shamelessly Proud of Where I Came From file…a great story involving my alma mater in Maryland, St. Vincent Pallotti High School: The first two people in line arrived within 10 minutes of each other Friday evening, ready to sleep on the sidewalk overnight for free dental care at a high school in Laurel on Saturday morning.Twelve hours later, one woman was reclining in a dentist’s chair, getting a new tooth made of a synthetic composite. The other was heading home: The temporary clinic, which served 700 people Friday and Saturday, was unable to provide the treatment she needed,...
  • Blog Wars! Orly (Taitz) Attacks Sven Magnussen.

    My leader and co-patriot, Orly Taitz, Esq., has struck the first blow and drawn first blood in a article on her blog entitled, "Sven Magnussen is a resident of Sweden, not an employee of the State Department, there is no proof to his story about Catholic charities adopting Obama". Orly, I'm disappointed. Let's clear a few things up so we can stay focused. My name is not SvenMagnussen, Sven Magnussen or Sven Magnusson. SvenMagnussen is a pseudonym I use because I chose not to voluntarily release my name. It's like Dr. Conspiracy... Snip~ Dr. Conspiracy confirmed his real name in...
  • New San Francisco Archbishop Must Accept Homosexuals, Says Former Catholic Charities Director

    10/05/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    On the day that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed as the head of the San Francisco archdiocese, the former director of the archdiocesan office of Catholic Charities published an op-ed column warning that the incoming prelate should not stress Catholic teachings regarding the sanctity of marriage. “No one expects him to be silent on church teaching, but he has a choice to make,” wrote Brian Cahill in the San Francisco Chronicle. He continued: He can continue to be the aggressive, outspoken leader of the American Catholic bishops in their effort to prevent civil gay marriage, or he can be the...
  • Cardinal Sarah calls upon Catholic Charities to foster Catholic identity

    10/02/2012 4:15:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    CWN ^ | 10/2/2012
    Speaking at Catholic Charities USA’s annual gathering, the president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum urged the agency to draw strength from its Catholic identity and take part in the new evangelization. “Today, the Church in America, including Catholic Charities, face[s] challenges that threaten this heritage that has been passed on to us by previous generations,” said Guinea-born Cardinal Robert Sarah in his October 1 address. “The times in which we live in are characterized by an aggressive secularism that seeks to exclude the role of religion in public life and as a consequence, set up a culture without God,...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan Will Host Obama at White-Tie Fundraiser for Health Care Causes

    08/08/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8-8-12 | Terrence Jeffrey
    ( - President Barack Obama, who is moving ahead with a regulation that forces observant American Catholics to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith, will be one of the keynote speakers at an Oct. 18 white-tie fundraiser hosted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The fundraiser—the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner--will benefit the foundation, which Cardinal Dolan serves as board president. The foundation's website says it provides funding “for healthcare causes.” Al Smith, a three-term governor of New York, became the first...
  • Today’s favorite Obama headline: Community Organizers Sue Obama

    07/10/2012 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    What makes this headline even more delicious is that the story is from President Barack Obama’s hometown. No not from Hawaii. Not even Kenyan. It’s from Chicago.\ As the sub-head explains: What Chicago would be like with the contraceptive mandate—and without Catholic Charities...
  • Catholic Fund Cuts Off Aid Over Groups’ Affiliations

    07/05/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04.05.12 | DAN FROSCH
    For three years now, Compañeros, a small nonprofit organization in rural southwestern Colorado, has received thousands of dollars from the Roman Catholic Church to help poor Hispanic immigrants with basic needs including access to health care and guidance on local laws. But in February, the group was informed by a representative from the Diocese of Pueblo that its financing from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops devoted to ending poverty, was in danger. The problem, the diocesan liaison explained, was Compañeros’s membership in an immigrant rights coalition that had joined...
  • New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan's stance on gay rights prompts resignation

    04/09/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | 04.07.12
    A day before Easter, the head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation of a church charity board member who says he's "had enough" of the cardinal's attitude. Joseph Amodeo told The Associated Press on Saturday that he quit the junior board of the city's Catholic Charities after Cardinal Timothy Dolan failed to respond to a "call for help" for homeless youths who are not heterosexual. "As someone who believes in the message of love enshrined in the teachings of Christ, I find it disheartening that a man of God...
  • 'Mitt Romney's Deception' and the homosexual lobby (Including Gay Adoption)

    04/05/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies ^ | Sunday, March 25, 2012 2:46:57 PM | Matt C. Abbott
    I know, I know — no politician is perfect. Heck, none of us is perfect, obviously. Far from it. That said, the main thing that bothers me about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney — no, it's not his affiliation with Mormonism, although you should take a look at president and editor Stephen Stone's new e-book A Mormon Story: Authoritarianism Knows No Bounds (click here) — is his seemingly cozy relationship with the homosexual lobby, as evidenced in the book Mitt Romney's Deception: His Stealth Promotion of 'Gay Rights' and 'Gay Marriage' in Massachusetts, authored by pro-family activist Amy Contrada....
  • White House criticizes bishops, trumpets support from CHA, Catholic Charities

    02/15/2012 4:20:31 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 15, 2012 | Catholic World News
    Insisting that it is “dangerous” and “wrong” for women not to have access to contraceptives free of charge, the White House press secretary asserted that the US bishops “never supported health reform to begin with”--prompting a rebuttal from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. During the February 13 White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked a lengthy question: On Friday, you seemed pretty satisfied that the contraception issue had been settled and you wanted to move on. But the bishops put out a statement saying that it still raises serious moral concerns, and said the President's...
  • Catholic Charities has second thoughts

    02/15/2012 11:17:12 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 11 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 13, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Catholic Charities USA has revised its official public response to the Obama administration’s “compromise” contraceptive mandate. Originally readers will recall, the statement from Father Larry Snyder was unambiguously supportive of the White House plan. As revised, the statement is now ambiguous. That is—if I may use a currently popular phrase—a first step in the right direction.

    02/11/2012 11:32:08 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 39 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 10, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Father Larry Snyder, the president of Catholic Charities USA, has welcomed the Obama administration’s “compromise” on the contraceptive mandate. He says: This compromise enables Catholic Charities USA to not only continue to provide access to quality healthcare to its 70,000 employees and families across the country of many different faiths and backgrounds, but also guarantees the continued delivery of vital services to the more than 10 million people living in need across the country. So here’s where we stand: Within hours of President Obama’s announcement, without waiting for guidance from the US bishops, the heads of the Catholic Health Association...
  • JON CARROLL { The bishops take a stand }

    01/03/2012 8:30:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/3/12 | Jon Carroll
    Catholic charities in three states have shut their doors rather than comply with laws saying they must consider gay and lesbian couples as suitable foster or adoptive parents. The states were funding their work - and Catholic Charities does wonderful work - and the states cut off the funding. Illinois is the latest state to take that action. A representative of the church, Thomas J. Paproki, said, "In the name of tolerance, we're not being tolerated." A cute, lawyerly way of saying it, but it ain't true. What is true: In the name of the law, they are being asked...
  • Bishops Say Rules on Gay Parents Limit Freedom of Religion

    12/28/2011 1:11:16 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/28/2011 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Catholic Charities in Illinois has served for more than 40 years as a major link in the state’s social service network for poor and neglected children. But now most of the Catholic Charities affiliates in Illinois are closing down rather than comply with a new requirement that says they can no longer receive state money if they turn away same-sex couples as potential foster care and adoptive parents. For the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, the outcome is a prime example of what they see as an escalating campaign by the government to trample on their religious freedom while expanding the...
  • Catholic service group leaves Belleville diocese, to follow same-sex law

    11/11/2011 2:35:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | November 11, 2011 | TIM TOWNSEND
    The Catholic Diocese of Belleville and Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois said Thursday that they would part ways in the wake of a new state law that granted same-sex couples the right to seek civil unions and disrupted the work of Catholic agencies working in foster care and adoption. The announcement came in separate statements months after the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services stopped referring foster care and adoption cases to Catholic charitable groups. Catholic agencies have refused to license same-sex couples in civil unions as foster parents, a position the state sees as discriminatory. The Catholic...
  • Judge Rules Against Catholic Charities in Illinois Adoption Case

    08/21/2011 6:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    An Illinois Circuit Court judge upheld the state's decision to drop adoption and foster care service contracts with Catholic Charities Thursday, ignoring the group’s claims that their contracts were discontinued because of its religion-inspired policies. Judge John Schmidt upheld the state Department of Children and Family Services decision to drop contracts with several state Catholic Charities chapters, stating the groups are not required by the state to perform adoption services. Catholic Charities has served the state of Illinois for 100 years and is currently providing for over 2,000 foster children. However, Schmidt asserted the entity does not have a "legally-protected...
  • Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care

    08/18/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/18/11 | JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer
    An Illinois judge ruled Thursday that the state can stop working with Catholic Charities on adoptions and foster care placements — something the state decided to do in July after the not-for-profit agency refused to recognize Illinois' new civil unions law. In his ruling, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt said that no one, including Catholic Charities, has a legal right to a contract with the state government. He did not address the more sensitive issue of whether a state contractor that refuses to serve gays and lesbians is violating the state's new civil unions law. The state Department of...
  • "Catholic Charities foster future in limbo"

    08/02/2011 1:38:18 AM PDT · by John Roco · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 3, 2011 | Manya A. Brachear
    By Manya A. Brachear, Tribune reporter August 3, 2011 When Pat Schlesser's marriage ended 16 years ago, it was an opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a foster parent — a mission her former husband had not shared. A lifelong Roman Catholic, she turned to Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Joliet. But the agency turned her away, advising her not to take on foster children so soon after a divorce. Now she realizes the agency's qualms paid off for her two daughters and the 14 foster children who have since lived in her Wheaton home. "I suppose...
  • Judge reinstates Ill. foster-care contracts

    07/12/2011 5:53:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | JOHN O'CONNOR
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge on Tuesday put Catholic Charities back in the business of finding foster and adoptive homes for children, reinstating — at least temporarily — contracts that were halted when the not-for-profit agency refused to recognize the state's new civil unions law. The Sangamon County Circuit Court ruling applies to contracts between the agency and the Department of Children and Family Services. The decree is temporary until the matter can be decided after an August hearing. DCFS ended its decades-long relationship with the agency last month because Catholic Charities refused to recognize Illinois' new civil...
  • Catholic Charities To Drop Health Coverage of Spouses of Newlyweds, New Hires

    03/01/2010 5:36:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 01, 2010 | Carol Morello
    Catholic Charities To Drop Health Coverage of Spouses of Newlyweds, New Hires By Carol Morello March 1, 2010 One day before same-sex marriage becomes legal in the District, Catholic Charities will modify its health coverage for employees so that all spouses of newlyweds and new hires will not be covered. Spouses of current employes will continue to have health coverage, the memo said. But by making the policy effective Tuesday, the charity will not have to extend benefits to anyone who legally weds one of its gay employees. Wednesday is the first day when same-sex couples can take out marriage...
  • D.C. Archdiocese Ends Foster Care Program Over Same-Sex Marriage Bill

    02/19/2010 1:18:33 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 653+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Edwin Mora
    ( -- The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has ended its 80-year tenure as a public foster care provider because of a same-sex marriage bill in the nation’s capital that allows children to be adopted by homosexual couples. On Feb. 17, Catholic Charities transferred its foster care and public adoption programs in D.C. to the National Center for Children Families (NCCF), a private, non-profit organization that has been serving the less fortunate for 95 years. The move by Catholic Charities and Archbishop Donald Wuerl came in the wake of the D.C. Council approving a same-sex marriage bill on Dec. 16...
  • Same-sex ‘marriage’ law forces D.C. Catholic Charities to close adoption program

    02/18/2010 6:16:50 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 1,586+ views
    cna ^ | February 17, 2010
    Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2010 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington announced today that it is shutting down its foster care and public adoption program. The District of Columbia said the charity would be ineligible for service because of the new law recognizing same-sex “marriage.”“Although Catholic Charities has an 80-year legacy of high quality service to the vulnerable in our nation’s capital, the D.C. Government informed Catholic Charities that the agency would be ineligible to serve as a foster care provider due to the impending D.C. same-sex marriage law,” the organization said in a...
  • Gay "Marriage" Law Forces D.C. Archdiocese to End Foster Care....

    02/17/2010 1:25:39 PM PST · by TaraP · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 17th, 2010
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2010 ( - The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has been forced to give up the foster care program it ran with the aid of public funds, after repeated warnings that there would be no other choice should the D.C. City Council insist that the archdiocese recognize gay "marriage" partners in its employment practices. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Catholic Charities handed over the foster-care program intact to the National Center for Children and Families on February 1. Catholic Charities, whose foster program included 43 children, 35 families and seven staff, runs more than 20 social...
  • An Easy way to donate for Haiti releif efforts

    01/14/2010 9:20:56 AM PST · by mpackard · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    Red Cross ^ | 01/14/2010 | Red Cross
    I dont know if this has been posted..... As a Katrina survivor I will tell you that the Red Cross and The Salvation Army were heros... You can text the word Haiti to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the relief efforts. I intend to donate much more than this but I found this to be a very convenient way to do something.
  • Kaine, O'Malley Criticize Catholic Church Response to same sex marriage in D.C.

    11/26/2009 6:25:46 PM PST · by HokieMom · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 200 | AP
    RICHMOND | The governors of Virginia and Maryland, both Catholics, said Tuesday that it would be wrong for the church to suspend or reduce social services in the nation's capital if the District approves gay marriage. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley criticized the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington's response to the District's gay marriage proposal during a joint appearance on Washington radio station WTOP. The D.C. Council is expected to approve gay marriage next month. The archdiocese says that unless the proposal is amended to add a religious exemption, its Catholic Charities won't be able to continue...
  • Catholic Archbishop: Health care plan MUST include illegal immigrants

    09/17/2009 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Skibane · 77 replies · 2,101+ views
    WOAI News Radio ^ | 9/17/09 | Jim Forsyth
    Archbishop Gomez: Health Care MUST Include Illegal Immigrants Lobbying Congress today on the issue San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez says any health care reform plan has to include coverage for illegal immigrants, 1200 WOAI news reports. "It must include immigrants, especially legal immigrants, but all immigrants," Gomez told 1200 WOAI news today from Washington DC, where he and other Catholic bishops are meeting with Hispanic members of Congress about health care and immigration reform. "We are concerned about the immigrants," Gomez said. "The immigrants are human persons too, and one way or another, they are going to need health care....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bishop To Shun Address By Steele [Memo to Notre Dame: Take Note]

    03/21/2009 8:19:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 1,627+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2009
    EXCLUSIVE: Bishop to shun address by Steele Interview in magazine triggers snub Ralph Z. Hallow Sunday, March 22, 2009 A Roman Catholic bishop in Indiana will shun a pro-life banquet if Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele addresses the sold-out event, The Washington Times has learned. The other honoree at the April 16 Vanderburgh County Right to Life (VCRL) banquet is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and the snub by Bishop Gerald Andrew Gettelfinger of Evansville over Mr. Steele could embarrass Mrs. Palin, a hero to pro-lifers, and reverberate throughout the movement. "At this point, the bishop's intention is not...
  • Charities Also Filing For Bankruptcy (Gays Hit Hardest)

    02/20/2009 2:38:02 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies · 803+ views
    All Headline News ^ | February 20, 2009 | AHN Staff
    Washington, D.C (AHN) - Aside from Wall Street companies and other business enterprises, a rise in bankruptcy filings among nonprofit groups has been observed in the U.S. Included in those filing for Chapter 11 are charitable organizations. There is no data on the number of nonprofit groups that have filed for bankruptcy, although experts said Chapter 11 filings are becoming more common as the non-profits are under pressure from donors to run like a business enterprise. The charity Glass Youth and Family Services in Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy Tuesday as the organization grappled with dipping state reimbursements, spiraling costs...
  • A tradition of helping North Jersey's needy

    01/12/2009 6:49:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 281+ views ^ | 12.25.08 | JOHN CHADWICK
    For generations, workers with Catholic Charities have been bringing Christmas to the doorsteps of some of North Jersey's most vulnerable residents. Last week, Carmela French, 77, her upper body stooped from osteoporosis and her legs weak from arthritis, was sitting in a darkened living room in Hasbrouck Heights and watching the show "Seventh Heaven." "The light hurts my eyes," she said. Then came a knock on the door. Eliso Papaladze, a caseworker for Catholic Charities, arrived with a large, gift-wrapped package. "You look good," said Papaladze, 35. "How are you?" "OK," replied French. "But I have to go to the...
  • SF Catholic Charities Director Contributes to Defeat Prop 8

    11/05/2008 4:24:13 AM PST · by topher · 15 replies · 1,055+ views
    !--   --> Tuesday November 4, 2008 San Francisco Catholic Charities Director Contributes to Campaign to Defeat Pro-Marriage Ballot [to support homosexual unions] Measure By Hilary WhiteSAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 2008 ( – A high-level official of the Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco made personal donations to a campaign to promote homosexual “marriage,” it has been revealed. Brian Cahill, the Executive Director of San Francisco Catholic Charities donated US $500.00 to the “No on Proposition 8” campaign, which is being voted on today. Proposition 8 is a proposed state constitutional amendment for the general election ballot that would add a...
  • “Totally unsuitable partner" (Catholic Charities cutting ties “gayest adoption agency”)

    10/05/2008 7:25:41 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 453+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 3, 2008 | staff
    Catholic Charities of San Francisco plans to end a controversial two-year-long relationship with an adoption agency that specializes in placing children for adoption with homosexuals, the Catholic newsweekly Our Sunday Visitor reports. [[AdoptArt100308.jpg]]In 2006, Catholic Charities of San Francisco announced its partnership with Family Builders by Adoption, which calls itself “the gayest [adoption] agency in the country.” In the meantime, Family Builders by Adoption had just begun fulfilling a $1,755,000 contract with another “partner” -- the City and County of San Francisco. That contract required Family Builders to increase the number of children adopted by lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender...
  • BREAKING: Washington Times on What Bishop of Richmond Knew

    06/30/2008 8:35:09 AM PDT · by tcg · 38 replies · 120+ views
    The Roman Catholic bishop of Richmond was told that a diocesan charity planned to help a teenage foster child get an abortion in January and did not try to prevent the procedure. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo "was told erroneously that everything was in place and there was nothing he could do to stop it," said Steve Neill, Bishop DiLorenzo's communications officer. "He is very apologetic about the whole episode. "It is very awkward, it is very embarrassing. A human life was taken. He certainly has not taken it lightly in any way. He is clearly opposed to abortion." Mr. Neill...
  • Asking Them to Subsidize Sin (You won't believe what's happening in "Catholic" SF,CA )

    06/22/2008 5:35:31 AM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 148+ views ^ | June 22, 2008 | Gibbons Cooney
    On June 3, just a few weeks after the California Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, San Francisco Catholic Charities-CYO held its 2008 Red House Fundraiser. [[SachetMiller062208.jpg]]According to the Catholic Charities-CYO web site, the annual event has been held since 2004. This year’s fundraiser, reports the site, was held “in the heart of the Castro.” The co-chairs of the event and the honorary committee members were a Who’s Who of same-sex “marriage” supporters. They included: Nanette Lee Miller, treasurer of CCCYO, who “married” another woman in 2004, yet still serves on CCCYO’s board. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who said of...
  • Catholic Charities’ Affiliate Faces Possible Legal Charges for Helping Teenager Obtain Abortion

    06/22/2008 5:53:31 AM PDT · by mware · 20 replies · 364+ views
    ewtn ^ | Washington DC, Jun 19, 2008 | EWTN
    Washington DC, Jun 19, 2008 (CNA).- A Virginia affiliate of Catholic Charities is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for helping a 16-year-old Guatemalan girl be fit with a contraceptive device and obtain an abortion, in possible violation of Virginia law and in direct contradiction to the teachings of the Catholic faith. A story in the Washington Times reveals that four employees of Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond (CCR) have been fired and one supervisor with the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services agency has been suspended, according to the Times’ federal sources and a secret...
  • Tragedy in Richmond

    06/20/2008 8:49:38 AM PDT · by veritas2002 · 13 replies · 129+ views
    The Wanderer | 06-19-08 | CHRISTOPHER MANION
    Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., on April 29 wrote a confidential letter to his brother bishops. He recounted how Catholic Charities of Richmond (CCR) was complicit in authorizing, procuring, and paying for an abortion on January 18, 2008. The victims were the mother, a minor immigrant, and her unborn child, who were both under the “protection” of Catholic Charities because the mother was in the country illegally. The bishop’s letter explains that the Committee on Migration (MRS) of the USCCB supplies “foster care support services to undocumented minors in U. S. custody” through an arrangement with two federal...
  • BREAKING: Response from Commonwealth Catholic Charities on Minor's Abortion in Virginia

    06/20/2008 9:25:50 AM PDT · by tcg · 12 replies · 434+ views
    In January 2008, a minor in foster care in Richmond, procured an abortion while receiving support services from Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC). An investigation of this unfortunate event revealed that some members of CCC staff assisted the minor in preparations leading up to the abortion, and that one member of staff signed the consent form necessary for the minor to have the abortion. The minor was taken to and from the abortion facility by a person associated with CCC. Neither agency nor diocesan funds were used to pay for the procedure. A subsequent investigation also revealed that about two months...
  • Virginia law eyed in girl's abortion

    06/18/2008 11:26:45 AM PDT · by JZelle · 33 replies · 65+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-18-08 | Julia Duin
    Federal authorities are investigating the actions of a Catholic charity in Richmond which helped a 16-year-old Guatemalan girl to receive an abortion in January, in possible violation of Virginia law. Officials have called the matter to the attention of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) headquarters in Washington, urging it to prevent any repetition of the incident. Four employees of Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond, (CCR) have been fired and one supervisor with the bishops' Migration and Refugee Services agency has been suspended, according to federal sources and a secret April 29 letter written by three bishops to 350 bishops nationwide....