National collection aids local organizations

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which benefits national and local efforts to end poverty, will take place in parishes this weekend, Nov. 18 and 19.

The national collection, called for by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), supports organizations that aim to help low income people lift themselves up, according to a press release from the bishops’ conference. The CCHD is the official domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. The collection funds grants and educational programs.

Last year, parishioners in the Archdiocese of Louisville contributed about $60,000 to the national collection. And four local aid organizations benefitted from a portion of those donations, said Deacon Lucio Caruso, director of mission at Catholic Charities of Louisville. Click here to read more at

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