Category Archives: social services

A social worker’s response to the euthanasia question

By Elliot Williams VATICAN CITY — Last week, I had my first experience doing interviews within the walls of the Vatican. While attending the Pontifical Academy for Life’s conference on care for the elderly, I had the pleasure of speaking … Continue reading

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Author wants to give 1,000 books to pregnancy resource centers

Catholic pro-life advocate Chaunie Brusie wants college-age women facing an unplanned pregnancy to know they can continue to move forward with their life goals without turning to abortion. Brusie knows. She faced an unplanned pregnancy as a senior in college. … Continue reading

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Bethlehem University students engage in service through Catholic Charities program

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON (CNS) – A group of students recently arrived in the U.S. from Bethlehem University in Palestine in order to participate in a one-of-a kind program with Catholic Charities. Fostered by a two-year partnership between the Catholic … Continue reading

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SVDP handbook helps Catholics understand diversity, multicultural issues within church

It’s easy to see that the U.S. Catholic Church is becoming much more diverse. Recognizing that diversity, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has developed a handbook to help its individual conferences — and even other Catholic groups — … Continue reading

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Religion has big impact on how America gives

If you ever wondered whether religion makes a big impact on American generosity, wonder no more. It does. According to a new study released in the Aug. 23 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “regions of the country that are … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities USA makes top 10 in Philanthropy 400

This week the Chronicle of Philanthropy published it annual Philanthropy 400, those U.S. organizations that raised the most money in the last year. According to reporters Noelle Barton and Holly Hall, who wrote the piece accompanying the list, “America’s big charities … Continue reading

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