Mercy in Action

When Archbishop Henry Moeller appointed Fr. Francis A. Gressle as the first director of the newly formed Bureau of Catholic Charities in 1916, he directed the agency to: 1. study the social needs within the Archdiocese and formulate programs to … Continued

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Catholics Answer Pope’s Call

Parishes Support Food Pantries Serving 6 Million Meals in SW Ohio   CINCINNATI – September 23 – Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio reports that 6,046,920 million meals were served through food pantries supported by almost 100 Catholic Parishes across Southwestern Ohio … Continued

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Immigrants Smile Brighter

CINCINNATI, September 9, 2015 – Hispanic/Latino immigrants who don’t have dental care will begin receiving free services provided by the Cincinnati Dental Society’s Oral Health Foundation and CincySmiles Foundation next month. “The Cincinnati Dental Society’s Oral Health Foundation and CincySmiles … Continued

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Anchrum 513-672-3702 kanchrum@ccswoh.org   CINCINNATI – August 21 – The forty-three families uprooted by the flash flood that swept through Brown County last month will receive additional support with shelter, home repair and household … Continued

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Hunger in Ohio or Food for All?

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35 Forty-nine million Americans live in food-insecure households, including nearly 16 million children. One in six … Continued

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The Test of Greatness

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40   If the greatness of a society is measured by how it treats its weakest members, our city … Continued

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The Opposite of Mercy

The popular view is that the opposite of mercy is malevolence, meanness or intolerance. But the real danger is less obvious. In his recent Lenten Message, Pope Francis called out the faithful for the indifference that permeates our society and … Continued

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Second Harvest Selects Jackson

CINCINNATI – April 29 – Tyra Jackson, former Chief Operating Officer of the YWCA in Dayton, joins Catholic Charities this week as the Executive Director for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest provided more than 4.4 million meals through … Continued

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