We Must Remain a Beacon of Hope

More than 25 million refugees are homeless with lives on hold around the world – the highest number in recorded history. Yet U.S. resettlement has plummeted to an all-time low. The administration set a very low goal of 45,000 refugee … Continued

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Immigration in America

In Immigration and the Next America, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez devotes a chapter to how American Catholics should approach immigration informed by tradition, scripture, and the American Catholic experience. Written in 2013, the book is timely in developing a Catholic … Continued

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CEO Message

CEO Message In our Winter Blessings newsletter, we share stories about the many people we serve through ministries that feed the hungry, strengthen families, protect the vulnerable and welcome the stranger. Last year, we traveled to the underserved to feed … Continued

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Search for Peace

On January 1, 2018, we marked the 51st World Day of Peace proclaimed by Pope Francis, celebrated on the Octave of Christmas that is the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, a Mass celebrated by … Continued

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These are Our Children

Last September, President Trump laid down the marker of March 5, 2018 for final resolution of the fate of hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These young people are known as ‘DREAMers.’ … Continued

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Go with What You have – Faith

A hungry crowd gathered in a rural setting with no immediate food available to feed 5,000 men and many women and children. Jesus directed the disciples to “feed them yourself” and the disciples tried by finding five barley loaves and … Continued

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Uncertain Fate for Refugees

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio CEO Ted Bergh reflects on the plight of refugees as we prepare to celebrate their courage and perseverance on World Refugee Day.   World Refugee Day is June 20 and the world is still awash in … Continued

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Advent Reflection

The Holy Door of Mercy closed at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral at the 4:30 pm Mass on November 19, 2016. The Holy Doors at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome closed on Sunday November 20, 2016. This ended the Jubilee … Continued

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Tackling Hunger

Hunger is all around us. Nearly one in four of Ohio’s children live in poverty and just over 44 percent of Cincinnati’s children live in poverty. Many churches, agencies and individuals are actively working to reduce hunger. We must do … Continued

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