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Hundreds in Louisville stand up for people in immigrant detention centers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – More than 100 people crowded around the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville on Friday night to stand up for those in detention centers along the southern U.S. border. Read more.

2019-07-15T12:46:30+00:00July 15th, 2019|Latest News|

Pros bring soccer clinic to refugee youth

Once resettled in the United States refugee youth are free to pursue happiness, and sometimes it’s the simplest kind that can make a difference.

Through a new partnership between Catholic Charities and the Louisville City Football Club — a professional soccer club — refugee youth are finding joy in a familiar past time. Read more.

2019-07-10T13:14:03+00:00July 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

Improving the Lives of Refugees through Agriculture and Environmental Health Inside People’s Homes

On this week’s show of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks at agricultural opportunities for refugees and also improving environmental health in homes.

Rachel Brunner is the Program Manager for the Common Earth Gardens Program of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky. Because it is World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th. Read more.

2019-06-27T19:12:40+00:00June 27th, 2019|Latest News|

Table of Plenty fills stomachs & souls

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s become a monthly tradition for the Catholic Charities Common Table organization, and it’s a service that helps hundreds of people every time. The program is called Table of Plenty, and it offers a free lunch to anyone who wants or needs it on the last Wednesday of every month. Read more.

2019-06-27T17:41:17+00:00June 27th, 2019|Latest News|

Volunteers use old microfiche system to help adoptees connect with birth parents

Louisville’s Catholic Charities phased out its adoption program last year, but everyday the non-profit receives requests from people looking for information about their birth parents.

The agency’s longest running volunteers, Kay Hackett and JoAnne Sherman, help fulfill the requests. And it takes a unique skill set. Read more…

2019-05-10T15:36:48+00:00May 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Wanted: green thumbs to nurture creation

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

Catholics around the Archdiocese of Louisville are being urged to consider planting a wildflower garden.

Not only do the plants add beauty to our communities, they can act as a vital component to the health of our planet. Read more.

2019-04-26T12:54:14+00:00April 26th, 2019|Employee News, Latest News|

Common Table Culinary Arts Program Showcased on WHAS 11

On Monday, April 22, Sara Wagner from WHAS 11 showcased Common Table’s Culinary Arts Program.  Director Laura Stevens and Chef Jamie Huddleston were interviewed.

Click here to see the video clip

Classes take place in our certified kitchen at the Catholic Charities’ St. Anthony Campus, located at 2234 W. Market St, Louisville, KY 40212. Participants receive a total of 200 food training hours over 8 weeks. During the course, participants take the ServSafe Food Handler’s exam in order to receive their […]

2019-04-23T17:38:57+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Latest News|

Share the Journey – Refugees Clients Reap a Bounty of Benefits from Gardens

by Laura Stevens

Imagine you’re a farmer: Every morning, you survey your crops, grasp the soil in your hands, feel the warm sun or cool rain on your face. This is how you support your family, and it’s the only life you’ve ever known. Then one day, something so terrible happens in your country — war, persecution, famine — that you’re forced to leave it all behind.

That’s exactly what happened to Buddha, a Bhutanese refugee who now lives in Louisville. […]

2019-04-10T13:42:17+00:00April 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Capitol Hears From Immigrants and Refugees

Mirna Lozano, left, discussed her life as an immigrant during the sixth annual Refugee and Immigrant Day at the Capitol Feb. 20 as religious leaders looked on. She was one of several speakers at the event, including Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz. (Photo Special to The Record by Father Patrick Delahanty)

Marnie McAllister,  The RECORD

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Bethlehem High School’s 2016 senior class president stood before hundreds — including immigrants, refugees and their advocates — in the state’s capitol Feb. […]

2019-03-18T16:49:54+00:00March 18th, 2019|Latest News|