It can be difficult for refugees to acclimate to the Western New York lifestyle, but a Catholic Charities program funded by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops helps the social service organization recruit the entire diocese for assistance.
The St. Vincent de Paul summer camp gives boys and girls ages 8-13 a chance to escape the city, make new friends, do a variety of outdoor activities they may not yet had the chance to experience, and grow in their faith in the process.
Steve Piesczynski recently participated in his fourth mission trip to Peru with Global Health Ministry, which is affiliated with Catholic Health East.
Early last month three pictures came across my laptop screen on the same day. One was a picture of 11 young Afghani children who had been killed in a NATO raid on a Taliban leader’s house. The second was a photo of a Planned Parenthood executive who, while testifying to the Florida Legislature, could not bring herself to condemn killing babies who had survived a botched abortion.
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