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2010-11-02 08:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the 100-year-old social service network working to reduce poverty in America, has presented specially-commissioned Centennial Medals to national and international Catholic leaders and organizations in recognition of their deep commitment to the vision and mission of the organization. The awards were presented during Catholic Charities USA's 2010 Centennial Celebration. (Logo:...

2009-08-07 10:40:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), has been named as one of the nation's top nonprofit executives of 2009 by The NonProfit Times (NPT). This is the second straight year for Fr. Snyder to be recognized on the list. The newspaper's 12th annual "Power and Influence Top 50" illustrates the importance of community service and the critical role volunteers play in transforming society. (Logo:...

2005-09-04 07:37:28

CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Benedict announced on Saturday he had asked the Vatican's central charity organization, Cor Unum, to coordinate Roman Catholic aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "We have all been pained in the last few days by the disaster caused by the hurricane in the United States of America, particularly in New Orleans," Benedict said during his Sunday address. "I have asked the president of Cor Unum to give to those hit evidence of my closeness to...


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