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Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Appoints New Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz has appointed Lisa DeJaco Crutcher as the next Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities. She succeeds Steve Bogus who has served Catholic Charities since 1995 and who retired at the end of March. Ms. Crutcher began work at Catholic Charities on Monday, April 3. “Lisa brings to this position… Read more

Agency urges people, ‘Stand with Refugees’

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer Echoing a call the U.S. bishops issued in a pastoral reflection last month, Catholic Charities of Louisville is asking people to “Stand with Refugees.” The agency that has resettled thousands of refugees in the Louisville area is launching a campaign to raise awareness about its work and the plight of… Read more

Collection will benefit local groups, too

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor The Franciscan Kitchen on Preston Street, near downtown Louisville, spends about $6,300 on green beans each year, serving 18-20 industrial-sized cans of the side dish at one meal. About 500 homeless and hungry people dine at the soup kitchen daily Monday through Friday, plus some Saturdays each month. It’s supported… Read more

Abdulrahim’s Story

(Abdulrahim holds a photo of his family, including his grandmother, in the Kenyan refugee camp) Abdulrahim arrived to Kentucky in November 2015. Originally from Sudan, he lived in Kenya as a refugee for several years before being approved for refugee status. Abdulrahim traveled to the U.S. with his wife and two young daughters, now 4… Read more