By Megan Walsh The Catholic Telegraph A Mass at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church sometimes looks more like a UN meeting than anything else. A congregation that is 90 percent refugees and immigrants from East Africa and Guatemala gives it a special flavor and special needs that were served
By Catholic News Service LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) — Retirees form the core of volunteer programs across the U.S., offering important services especially to the elderly — some of whom are younger than the volunteers. In the Diocese of Syracuse, N.Y., for example, where Donna Nash coordinates Catholic Charities services for
Staff Report An extensive strategic planning process has brought Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio a new mission statement and a refreshed organizational structure.
By Chris Klein For The Catholic Telegraph Sometimes life can be hard; sometimes life can be unbearable. Pat Jones has learned to recognize the difference. He knows that when life feels unbearable, he needs to seek help. Pat was in his mid-forties when he lost his will to live. He
More than 130 parishes, schools, a university and a religious order in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are participating in the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rise Bowl program during Lent this year. The program, according to archdiocesan CRS Director Pam Long, previously known as Operation Rice Bowl, has been renamed CRS
It was an idea we were more than happy to steal. Back in 1993, the staff of The Catholic Telegraph noticed a holiday campaign that had long been operating in the Diocese of Brooklyn with cooperation from The Brooklyn Tablet diocesan newspaper. The “Bright Christmas” campaign worked with Catholic Charities
Friday, October 1, 2010 By David Eck ARCHDIOCESE — When Beth Christopfel was 18 she found herself pregnant, unmarried and in a negative relationship with the baby’s father. The pregnancy was unexpected, and Christopfel knew she wasn’t ready to raise a child. So, at her family’s urging, she turned
Thursday, May 28, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ST. MARGARET MARY DEANERY — Joan Hudepohl has always been passionate about social justice and both she and husband, Bob, have searched for ways to put their faith into action. Parishioners at St. John the Baptist Parish in Dry Ridge, the Hudepohls