Catholic Charities USA Names Sister Donna Markham New President Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities USA First Woman...
Catholic Response to Executive Order on Immigration
by John Freund, CM | Nov 22, 2014 | Vincentian Family
Catholic groups across the country have been quick to applaud President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration, but they are equally quick to remind that more work remains to be done before finding a “humane” fix to our country’s immigration system.
Changing the conversation without saying a word
by John Freund, CM | Aug 28, 2014 | Vincentian Family
In a thoughtful piece on the website of the Catholic Health Association Father Synder concludes “Pope Francis is changing the conversation — and he’s changing it for good.” He captures many of the paradoxes of this person who has rocketed to the top of the celebrity ranks.
Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project
by John Freund, CM | Jun 15, 2014 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Systemic change
The Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project anticipated Pope Francis' recent call for a "System of Justice That Fully Rehabilitates Wrongdoers" Mass Incarceration is breaking families apart, ruining communities, and leaving us unsafe. We are organizing ourselves,...
Catholic Charities USA Hosts Poverty Summit
by John Freund, CM | Apr 25, 2014 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses, Vincentian Family
Charitable Organizations Showcase Tangible Innovative Strategies to End Poverty During 3rd Annual Poverty Summit Top charitable organizations and key policymakers come together to underscore innovative solutions to ending poverty in America. Of course there leaders...
CEO Emeritus Roger Playwin Honored
by John Freund, CM | Nov 10, 2013 | Vincentian Family
Let's Hear It For... CEO Emeritus Roger Playwin has been honored by Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) as a recipient of CCUSA's 2014 "Keep the Dream Alive Award."& Named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the great champion of the struggle to reduce...
+Bp. Joseph Sullivan – “Advocate for the poor”
by John Freund, CM | Jun 8, 2013 | Vincentian Family
"Advocate for the poor" - This is how the New York Times fittingly describes Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, whose work on behalf of the poor and downtrodden for Catholic Charities in Brooklyn and Queens earned him national recognition, died on Friday as a result of...