Sacramento diocese warns parishes about charity

Citing report from California Attorney General, parishes advised to cease fundraising efforts for Food for the Poor

The following is a letter from John Watkins, Director of Catholic Charities & Social Concerns Diocese of Sacramento: To: Pastors, Parochial Vicars, Administrators, Deacons and Parish Staff It has come to our attention that Food for the Poor, (an ecumenical international development agency based in the U.S.), is the subject of an Order to Cease and Desist, Revocation … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez paints sobering picture of Los Angeles

He cites homelessness, poverty, widespread abortion, family breakdown and 1 million undocumented immigrants in June 4 talk about polarization at Georgetown University

I am honored to be here to talk about these important issues of Catholic social teaching.  And I want to begin our conversation with a brief snapshot of our experience in Los Angeles.  As you know, we are the largest Catholic community in the country. We cover a territory about the size of New Jersey —  we have about 5 million Catholics in an overall population of 11 … [Read more...]

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“Outreach to the poor is not just a tax write off, it’s a sacred duty”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivers keynote address at Orange Catholic Foundation Conference on Business Ethics

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York Archbishop considered among the most influential Christians in the U.S., urged Orange County Catholics to follow the Church’s teachings on business and economics by prioritizing the wellbeing of others and working to help the poor.   “Outreach to the poor is not just a tax write off, it’s a sacred duty,” Cardinal Dolan said during the … [Read more...]

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