Catholic Charities honors three ‘champions of the poor’

Three individuals described as “national champions of the poor” were given a Keep the Dream Alive Award by Catholic Charities USA Jan. 18, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The honors were given by the Alexandria, Va.-based agency as part of its centennial observance, which continues through September.

Those honored were:

— Allison Boisvert, social justice minister for the Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie, Minn.

— Arturo Chavez, president and CEO, Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio.

— Ralph McCloud, director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The awards were presented de during a Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Washington. Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington was the celebrant.

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2 Responses to Catholic Charities honors three ‘champions of the poor’

  1. At the same celebration, Rev. Raymond Kemp was awarded the “Faith Does Justice” award from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Father Kemp, a priest of the archdiocese, is a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.

  2. Joe says:

    Catholic Charities…what a waste of money. If you want your money to be misdirected to a leftist cause like ACORN contribute. Find a different charity.

    If we’re going to defeat the leftists in the Catholic Church then we need to stop contributing to them. When you contribute to Catholic Charities you are contributing to your own demise.

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