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CCCHD Awards Reception

It was such a beautiful evening of honoring the work of these local social justice organizations. Congratulations to all of the 2014-15 CCHD Grantees! To learn more about the…

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The Work and Mission of CCHD

Bishop Jaime Soto, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, talks about the work of CCHD and the collection.

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Mass Incarceration and Our Faith

  We Catholics are called to model our lives after the life of Jesus. One of Jesus’ main character traits was a love for people who were suffering and…

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Fair Trade Month is HERE!

October is Fair Trade Month! October is fast approaching and with that comes Fair Trade Month! October isn’t just for pumpkin flavored treats and Halloween costumes; it is for…

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One Step Closer to Ending Mass Incarceration

We are one step closer to ending Mass Incarceration in Cook County. Catholics from across the Archdiocese have spent the month of August pushing our elected official State’s Attorney…

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Join Alliance of the Southeast for a Townhall Meeting

Catholic Campaign for Human Development grantee, Alliance of the Southeast, is holding a townhall meeting on Sept. 24 held by the Coalition for a Lakeside CBA to discuss the…

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Update from Iraq

Caroline Brennan, Senior Communications Officer for Catholic Relief Services, is on the ground in Erbil in northern Iraq gives us this update. Seeing the humanitarian crisis here is like taking a blow to the stomach. I have been left speechless and even have had to discreetly leave abandoned buildings,…

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Taking Action on Mass Incarceration

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We put a larger percentage of our population in prison than any other country. You and I both…

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ALL the #ProjectCST Webcasts!

#ProjectCST was such a blast to celebrate! We went through all kinds of Catholic Social Teaching! Here’s the video playlist of all our Live Webcasts and Followup Fridays! Click HERE for all the #ProjectCST Blog Posts!

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Special Collection for the Middle East

The following is a letter from Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. regarding a special collection for the Middle East on the weekend of September 6 and 7th at local parishes.…

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The Year of the Sacraments

This is the year to encounter Christ more deeply in the sacraments!

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