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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 Archdiocese of San

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2019-07-10T15:08:11-08:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: |1 Comment

Christ in the City – walking the streets of downtown L.A.

Growing up outside of Los Angeles, Christian Duran and his family often visited El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. They were tourists, soaking up the culture. This summer, he has been spending his mornings in the same area, but

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2019-06-20T10:47:05-08:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 not the new facility’s

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2019-05-05T11:32:54-08:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: |6 Comments

Bay Area Crisis Nursery board releases statement after departure of founder

The following press release was emailed to California Catholic Daily from the Board of Directors of Bay Area Crisis Nursery. It is a response to the December 11, 2018 CalCatholic story, "I was fired." The Board of Directors of the Bay

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2019-03-31T10:39:59-08:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|18 Comments

Catholic Charities works to meet needs of Inland Empire’s poor

For almost 40 years, an Inland organization has worked to offer help and hope to a staggering number of families struggling with poverty. Catholic Charities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties offers crisis intervention and family strengthening programs to those

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2019-03-24T11:51:35-08:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: |4 Comments

Norbertine nuns work the Poverty Program in Wilmington

The following comes from a Jan. 10 story in Angelus News. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday throughout the year, people within the Wilmington neighborhood line up outside the convent gate in great need of food or clothing. One might wonder

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2019-01-14T11:06:36-08:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: , , |2 Comments

California bishops back push to end childhood poverty

Last week, on the first official day of the new California legislative session, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) joined numerous faith leaders and lawmakers at a press event to introduce several ambitious recommendations aimed at curbing childhood poverty in the

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2018-12-17T11:33:24-08:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: |5 Comments