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Catholic Charities USA Responds to President’s Budget with Grave Concern and Frustration

May 23, 2017 Alexandria, Va. – Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president & CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), expressed grave concern and frustration over President Trump’s proposed budget. “While CCUSA supports efforts to improve vital safety-net programs needed to move people out of poverty and protect life, the disastrous, and cruel, cuts to anti-poverty programs… Read more

Louisville Orchestra director welcomes refugees through music

Catholic Charities of Louisville hosted Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams, who shared instruments and impromptu song lyrics with dozens of refugees. Many of the refugees are facing a time of uncertainty regarding immigration issues; today’s concert was meant to help them relax and de-stress. Click here to see the complete story from WLKY’s Christina… Read more

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

Garden blessed at St. John Vianney parish

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer For Nadine Nijimbere, the new community garden located on the grounds of St. John Vianney Church serves as a reminder of home. Nijimbere, a refugee who came to the U.S. in 2007 from Burundi, remembers her parents planting and tending crops. She’ll be doing the same this season at Peace… Read more