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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|

‘Marie Kondo’ movement prompting donations to help Louisville refugees

Christina Mora – WLKY 

This year, Catholic Charities will re-settle 300 refugees to Louisville.

The agency relies on donations to help welcome the families to our community. And if you’ve been participating in the viral Marie Kondo movement, you may be in a great position to help.

2019-03-06T15:21:32+00:00March 6th, 2019|Latest News|

Share the Journey – Follow the Golden Rule

Lisa DeJaco Crutcher

The maxim “Do unto others what you would have them do to you” is a guiding principle of many faith traditions. For Catholics, this Golden Rule informs our commitment to social justice and human dignity. For Catholic Charities of Louisville, these words are at the core of our mission to serve those… Read More>

2019-02-28T20:16:50+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Latest News|

Share the Journey – Welcoming the Stranger and Resisting Fear

Kathy Howe-Kerr

In the current clamor of national politics, immigrants and refugees are often categorically vilified, their human dignity and personal stories lost amidst political posturing. Yet Pope Francis reminds us to “encounter Jesus in those who are poor, rejected, or refugees. Do not let fear get… Read More>

2019-02-28T20:06:31+00:00February 28th, 2019|Latest News|

Catholic Charities Urges: “Be Golden”

Lisa DeJaco Crutcher, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities, spoke at the launch of the “Be Golden” campaign Feb. 5 at the Muhammad Ali Center. Be Golden is a year-long initiative that intends to reach across faith traditions and urges compassion for all. (Record Photo by Jessica Able)

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

The familiar Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” spans cultures, religious traditions and time periods. Now Catholic Charities […]

2019-02-28T20:00:55+00:00February 28th, 2019|Latest News|