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. 7 press release from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which sponsors the campaign.

Parishioners in this archdiocese contributed $61,404 to the 2017 collection. Six local organizations are now benefitting from those local donations and from the national collection, according to Deacon Lucio Caruso, director of mission at Catholic Charities of Louisville. Read more >