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A Safe Place to Land

A Safe Place to Land Have you ever experienced a spring snowstorm? Most likely the answer is yes! Well, it is Minnesota. And we always get a brief glimpse of 70 degree temperatures, only to have it followed by an unexpected and unwelcome blizzard. If you are a visitor to our state in [...]

I’d Rather Die Dancing

It was New Year’s Day 1974. I was at St Rita’s Senior Center on South Broad St in Philadelphia. Outside, the Mummer’s Parade was streaming past with bands playing various renditions of “Oh Them Golden Slippers”. One lady was in and out of the building. She would go out to dance enthusiastically and [...]

A Question for Dessert

“A Question for Dessert?” by Mary Alessio—Director of Advancement I recently had dinner with someone who was intrigued by the mission of Catholic Charities. My friend posed this question:  Why does Catholic Charities take care of those who are not Christian?  In all honesty, this was a “heavy” dessert question when I would [...]

The Vitality of VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

The Vitality of VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides sense of community and personal satisfaction for volunteers; free income tax preparation and larger refund checks for individuals who use the service. VITA provides free tax preparation assistance to income-eligible individuals and families.  During the 2017-2018 income [...]

Catholic Charities Green Policy

“We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith.  We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation. This environmental challenge has [...]