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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

Luncheon launches Rice Bowl campaign

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor In places around the world where human dignity is suffering, the church offers aid to lift up the human person, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz told about 200 Catholic school students and a group of refugees assisted by Catholic Charities of Louisville Feb. 23. The students and refugees, who chatted with one… Read more

Refugees arrive amid uncertainty

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Barkat Mohamed held his daughter, Khadra, in his arms for the first time last Friday, Feb. 3, at the Louisville International Airport. That heart-melting moment almost didn’t happen. When President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program in the U.S., Khadra and her mother Zemzem Abib,… Read more

Care for refugees called family value

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor Support for refugees and immigrants overflowed Monday night from the Muhammad Ali Center’s outdoor amphitheater to the surrounding streets, where between 5,000 and 7,500 people took part in Mayor Greg Fischer’s Rally for American Values. Carrying placards and chanting “Love not hate makes America Great,” rally-goers joined their voices with… Read more

Catholic Charities of Louisville: Response to Executive Order

Catholic Charities of Louisville is disappointed by the recent executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump, which will temporarily halt refugee resettlement in the United States.  While we are aware that this order will affect the services provided by the Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services program, we will continue to serve our current… Read more