Poverty and Charity

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Hunger in wine country
How one Napa Valley Catholic school is helping needy families

A small Catholic school in Napa, California is drawing on community support to run a weekly food pantry for its families and neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers, led by the school board,

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Hunger in wine country
How one Napa Valley Catholic school is helping needy families
2020-05-05T16:08:21-07:00

Orange diocese helps get homeless beds
Fullerton to open shelter for 150

Three Catholic churches in Fullerton are being credited with being among the driving forces behind recent actions taken by the city to address the homeless crisis, which continues to grip communities throughout Orange County. Fullerton is estimated

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Orange diocese helps get homeless beds
Fullerton to open shelter for 150
2019-11-26T16:20:43-08:00

Deacon Dana Perrigan back in Juvenile Hall after 50 years
100 San Francisco Catholics practice restorative justice

For some, “visiting the prisoner” may not be the most instinctive of the seven corporal acts of mercy. This is not the case for more than 100 Catholics recognized by the restorative justice ministry of the

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Deacon Dana Perrigan back in Juvenile Hall after 50 years
100 San Francisco Catholics practice restorative justice
2019-07-10T15:08:11-07:00

Oakland home for sex-trafficked girls gets caught up in abortion politics

Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) in California is remaining firm in its conviction against referring teenage victims of sex trafficking for contraception and abortions at a new facility, while emphasizing that medical care is

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Oakland home for sex-trafficked girls gets caught up in abortion politics2019-05-05T11:32:54-07:00