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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Over the past several days, all of us have been following the historic flooding in southeast Texas. Hurricane Harvey has created an unprecedented and catastrophic weather event of immense proportions. Our partners at Catholic Charities USA have conveyed that, along with Category 4 hurricane winds, 14-28 inches of rain fell in the Houston area on… Read more

Burundian Growers Find Roots In Louisville

By Roxanne Scott WFPL On the 21 acres of grassy land that surround the barn-shaped Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, Joseph Kashamura is wearing red pants and black rubber boots. He’s watering intore, an eggplant native to Africa. His day job is packing metals in boxes on Preston Highway. But every day when he’s done with… Read more

Travel ban has agency on ‘roller coaster’

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer The Supreme Court of the United States decided June 26 to allow parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to be enforced, adding more uncertainty to an already murky future for refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. Catholic Charities of Louisville staff said the current climate in refugee… Read more

Response to the Supreme Court Action

On Monday, June 26, 2017 the United States Supreme Court accepted review of the Administration’s Executive Order suspending the United States refugee resettlement program for 120 days and enacting a 90 day travel ban on visitors or immigrants to the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). When doing so,… Read more