A forum of Catholic Thought

Recognizing our faithful volunteersDebbie Rambo

Volunteerism is the lifeblood of the work we do here at Catholic Charities. It is the spirit of altruism distilled down to its truest form. We enjoy the assistance of the many who volunteer to help us ...

Federal cuts could force thousands in Mass. To go hungry Debbie Rambo

This month, I'd like to focus on an issue that is omnipresent in our work at Catholic Charities -- food insecurity. We feed over 100,000 people in Massachusetts each year through our food pantries, but ...

Developments on Beacon HillDebbie Rambo

We here at Catholic Charities work hand-in-hand with some of our most impoverished neighbors. Doing so often leads us to keep an eye on important legislation and its impact on the people we serve. One ...

Providing shelter when it's needed the most Debbie Rambo

The Easter season calls to mind spiritual rebirth and renewal within us all. This rebirth is something that, with the help of people like you, we at Catholic Charities are able to make tangible for those ...

The impact of a simple cardboard boxDebbie Rambo

Much of the work that we do at Catholic Charities is aimed at helping those in need within our own community. But struggles do not merely exist in Massachusetts, almost half the world -- over three billion ...

The Live Your Faith, Love Your Faith campaign Debbie Rambo

As winter wears on, times get tougher for those in need in our community. When the temperatures drop, snow piles, fevers, and utility costs rise. In many cases, those among us struggling to make ends ...

The gift of givingDebbie Rambo

While many of us are able to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones, not everyone in our community is so fortunate. Those living on the margins need our support so that they might be able to make ...

Help families avoid making the choice 'to heat or eat' Debbie Rambo

This month, we at Catholic Charities are hard at work with our many partners to help our clients prepare for the impending chill of winter. Dropping temperatures create a whole host of new needs for our ...