After bankruptcy, Iowa diocese raises $22 million in capital campaign
Aug 30 2010
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Boosting morale in a diocese deeply wounded because of the abuse of children by some clergy in past decades, Catholics in the Davenport Diocese pledged $22 million in a capital campaign that succeeded despite the worst economic conditions in decades.
Faith comes alive at Catholic Charities
Aug 12 2010
Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien has asked individuals to serve as guest columnists in August. William McCarthy is a parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Timonium and serves as executive director of Catholic Charities.
Baltimore maternity home suspends operations because of finances
Jul 27 2010
Sparrow House, Baltimore’s only maternity home for women in crisis pregnancies, suspended operations July 1 – a victim of a decline in financial support. The four women living at the house were relocated to other maternity homes throughout the state.
Study: Half of children poor at birth spend formative years in poverty
Jul 23 2010
WASHINGTON – A study released by the Urban Institute shows that 49 percent of children who are poor at birth go on to spend at least half of their childhoods living in poverty, but Lisa Sheehan of St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home in Hyattsville said that helping young, single mothers can help turn that around.
Texas priest urges consumers to support local fishing communities
Jun 17 2010
WASHINGTON - A priest who oversees a Catholic ministry to people who make a living from the sea said consumers should know that shrimp in Texas has not been tainted by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and urged them to support the local seafood industry.
As South Africans get World Cup fever, some Catholics remain skeptical
Jun 06 2010
DURBAN, South Africa - Although World Cup fever is sweeping South Africa, some Catholics are skeptical about its long-term effects. The German Catholic news agency KNA visited South Africa to talk to people about their expectations for the 64 soccer matches that begin in the country June 11.