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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

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