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LA archdiocese sponsors website recognizing Catholics who perform works of mercy

The following is an excerpt of a piece written by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles: This past weekend, we marked the second annual World Day of the Poor, established by Pope Francis. There are many kinds of poverty, material and

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2018-11-21T11:01:49-07:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: , |4 Comments

“Mass of the Dead for Our Homeless Brethren” held in San Francisco

In the heart of a city becoming as well known for the size of its homeless population as it is for its golden-hued bridge, about 200 people gathered at St. Patrick Church Nov. 8 to pray for the eternal rest

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2018-11-13T10:58:24-07:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: , |2 Comments

Meals on Wheels asks California recipients: Are you gay?

Carol Alexander received a phone call from Sacramento County’s Meals on Wheels program last Friday and it wasn’t her usual case worker. Alexander, 83, said she was hit with a barrage of about a half-dozen questions she considered invasive or

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Small band of friars and nuns in habits feed homeless in Los Angeles

Friar Benjamin of the Most Holy Trinity walked down Towne Avenue in Skid Row, one hand wheeling an ice chest filled with oranges and bottled water, the other clutching plastic bags of peanut butter and ham and cheese sandwiches, chips

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2018-09-13T10:34:45-07:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News, Poverty and Charity|Tags: , , |13 Comments

How Catholic Charities is tackling California’s housing crisis

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara has partnered with the local county to launch a shared housing program, connecting renters with housing providers amid California’s high housing costs. “We are incredibly excited to be partnering alongside the County of Santa Clara’s

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2019-01-03T16:24:56-07:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: , |9 Comments

Sacramento diocese warns parishes about charity

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

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