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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|

Catholic Charities awards St. Francis student

Mary Claire Stukenborg is the youngest student ever to have joined the St. Francis of Assisi social justice group, the Committee on Conscience. She also is the youngest student ever to have been accepted by the group as a regular provider of service at Catholic Charities of Louisville and Kentucky Refugee Ministries. She began her service career at St. Francis in second grade and at Catholic Charities in the third grade!

Because of her great maturity and precocious ability to hear […]

2018-07-10T18:18:45+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Latest News|

Adoption program moves in new direction

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer

Lisa DeJaco Crutcher sat in her office on a sunny May day surrounded by photos of her family including her two young children. 

DeJaco Crutcher is the mother of two young adopted children, happily juggling the demands of parenthood with her responsibilities as chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Louisville.

With personal knowledge of the complex adoption process, DeJaco Crutcher is leading a major shift in the adoption […]

2018-07-10T18:25:07+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Latest News|

Parish learns of refugee resettlement process

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

Ahmed Hussein fled his home in Somalia more than two decades ago. He had a family, neighbors, school and a vision for his life. All that changed when he was forced to become a refugee.

St. Albert the Great Church parishioners heard his story May 15 in the parish’s Visitation Hall.

“Imagine waking up one morning to the sounds of artillery and the sound of all kinds of firearms. Imagine […]

2018-05-25T14:13:54+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Latest News|