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Refugee families learn about Thanksgiving tradition

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

Recently arrived refugees and former refugees, many wearing colorful traditional clothing, joined with members of the Catholic and wider community for an early celebration of Thanksgiving Nov. 21.

Catholic Charities’ annual Thanksgiving Welcoming Celebration, held at the St. Anthony Campus on West Market Street, is now in its fourth year. It included traditional Thanksgiving foods and desserts as well as dishes brought by refugee families to share.


2018-12-05T15:18:13+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

New program aims to empower the needy

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Report

Low-income individuals who seek services from Catholic Charities of Louisville will soon find they are being encouraged to address the personal hardships they are

Thanks to a $50,000 grant awarded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), Catholic Charities is developing a new program that aims to bring about “systemic” change to lift low-income individuals out of poverty, said Deacon Lucio Caruso, director of mission for Catholic Charities. The […]

2018-11-26T14:57:04+00:00November 21st, 2018|Latest News|

Six local groups benefit from collection

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will take place in the Archdiocese of Louisville parishes this weekend — Nov. 17-18 — and will coincide with the Second World Day of the Poor, which will be observed Nov. 18.

“This collection empowers low-income people to work to break the cycle of poverty in their communities, helping them to live life anew in dignity,” said a Nov. […]

2018-11-19T15:28:58+00:00November 15th, 2018|Latest News|

Conference examines trafficking in U.S.

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

Individuals from 28 states and the District of Columbia gathered at the Galt House in downtown Louisville Oct. 24-25 to discuss and raise awareness about labor trafficking.

“We have identified many labor trafficking cases in the community including in the Louisville area, yet awareness is incredibly low,” said Marissa Castellanos, director of Catholic Charities’ Bakhita Empowerment Initiative, an anti-trafficking program.

“We’ve noticed that labor trafficking is not addressed sufficiently,” […]

2018-11-06T18:12:41+00:00November 6th, 2018|Latest News|

Share the Journey — Celebrating Christmas with joy and dignity

By Sister Michele Intravia

Each year during the Christmas season, Catholic Charities sponsors families in need. Our Sister Visitor Center staff and volunteers work to provide these families not only with necessities like food, clothing and toiletries, but also with toys, games and books to help create a joyful holiday in a household struggling to make ends meet.

I’d like to share the story of one such family, whose experience exemplifies our mission to strengthen, restore hope and […]

2018-10-31T16:09:09+00:00October 31st, 2018|Latest News|

Catholic agencies gather for ‘Catholic Convening’

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor

Representatives of about two dozen Catholic service agencies gathered at the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Pastoral Center Oct. 2 to discuss what they do and how they might work together.

“There was a lot of excitement,” said Lisa DeJaco Crutcher, CEO of Catholic Charities of Louisvillewhich convened the event. “There were so many people in the room that didn’t know what someone else was doing. There were some really good discussions about issues […]

2018-10-10T15:13:14+00:00October 10th, 2018|Latest News|

2018 CCK Voter Guide

On November 6, 2018, Kentuckians will cast votes for every seat in the state House of Representatives and several seats in the Senate. The candidates that prevail will begin their work as legislators in January for the 2019 term of the Kentucky General Assembly.

You have an important role to play in this process.  Legislators will soon have to grapple with significant issues related to health care, education, tax policy and the criminal justice system. Candidates for office need to hear […]

2018-10-08T19:56:46+00:00October 8th, 2018|Latest News|

St. James unveils ‘Homeless Jesus’

Catholic Charities’s Deacon Lucio Caruso and Peggy McCarty with the homeless Jesus park bench

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

The bronze figure huddled under a blanket on a park bench — on the front lawn of St. James Church — could be that of any homeless person. Only the familiar nail wounds on the feet give away that it’s a figure of Jesus Christ.

When a parishioner […]

2018-09-24T17:35:31+00:00September 24th, 2018|Latest News|

The Oasis is open for business

Catholic Charities partnered with the Mayor’s office, Dare to Care, and Cash Saver to launch the Oasis to provide fresh food at affordable prices to the Russell neighborhood. Thank you to everyone who participated in the press conference on July 12, 2018 at the Sister Visitor Center.


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2018-07-13T15:03:08+00:00July 13th, 2018|Latest News|