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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|

Making the 2018 CSA Video

Each summer in preparation for the upcoming Catholic Services Appeal, the Office of Mission Advancement is able to break out our directing chairs and clapperboards for the annual CSA video. (Well we leave the real creative work to our friends at Current360.)

Thank you to the Church of the Ascension in Louisville and St. Augustine in Lebanon for letting us film on their campuses. Look for the video to premiere in late September! Read more>

2018-07-19T17:19:34+00:00July 11th, 2018|Employee News, Latest News|

Think America isn’t great already? This refugee will change your mind

by Joseph Gerth, Louisville Courier Journal

Sometimes there are things about this country that seem hopeless.

Divisions that pit ‘us versus them’ — in all things from race, to ethnicity, to religion, to politics — seem to be tearing at us now like never before.

And then comes along someone like Adonisi Emmanuel to remind us about ourselves and our country — his country — and the good things about it.

 “America is really like heaven,” Emmanuel […]

2018-07-10T18:16:26+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Latest News|

Kentucky Derby Festival runners raise over $158,000 for charities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. June 22, 2018) – The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Charity Module Program raised over $158,000 in 2018 for local charities. 31 different charitable organizations benefitted from the program by having individual runners and running teams participate in the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon Presented by Humana on April 28. The Charity Module has raised over $2.6 million since its inception in 2005.

The charities will be recognized at a luncheon on Tuesday, June 26, […]

2018-07-10T18:21:39+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

Action Alert: Family Separation at the Border

The U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security have stated publicly that parents will be separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has strongly condemned the policy, saying: “Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that […]

2018-07-10T18:24:11+00:00June 20th, 2018|Latest News|

Immigration workshop set for June 26

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Faith Formation will offer “Welcome the Stranger: Catholic Social Teaching and Immigration” June 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive.

The workshop is a follow-up to the Share the Journey Immigration Legal Workshop which took place in March, said Deacon Lucio Caruso of Catholic Charities. Read more>

2018-06-18T12:53:16+00:00June 18th, 2018|Latest News|