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Honoring service at our Spring CelebrationDebbie Rambo

This week, Catholic Charities held its annual Spring Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The annual Catholic Charities event raises funds to provide basic needs resources such as ...

Welcoming the stranger Debbie Rambo

Two months ago I wrote in this space about our refugee resettlement program and our commitment to service for those in need regardless of their faith. Today I am pleased to discuss Catholic Charities' ...

The impact of a simple cardboard boxDebbie Rambo

This Lenten season Catholic Charities is partnering with Catholic Relief Services along with parishes and schools across the archdiocese through the Lenten tradition of Rice Bowl. Rice Bowl is a CRS faith-in-action ...

Remaining committed to helping refugees Debbie Rambo

At Catholic Charities, our mission to help those in need is carried out through a wide variety of programs that provide assistance to people of all ages, of all faiths, of all walks of life. One such ...

Faith and solidarityDebbie Rambo

Each New Year gives us an opportunity to reflect, and promises to bring change to everyone. 2017 supplies more than most, as a seat change in our nation's highest office brings new hopes and new uncertainties ...

Making Christmas merrier for homeless families Debbie Rambo

As the holidays approach, the needs of so many in our community come into heightened focus. Now more than any other time of year, we are called to embrace the spirit of giving. While many of us are able ...

Working to overcome the 'globalization of indifference'Debbie Rambo

The Jubilee Year of Mercy comes to its official close on Sunday, Nov. 20. Here at Catholic Charities we have been witness to the many, many ways in which our community has lived out Pope Francis' call ...

Friends feeding Families campaign Debbie Rambo

Recently released census data that shows that poverty in the United States has declined for the first time since 2007, down 1.2 percentage points in 2015 from 2014. The census data also notes that real ...