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Catholic Charities: fundraising campaign to assist migrants, refugees

February 14, 2017

Catholic Charities USA, the network of diocesan charitable agencies, has launched a four-month, $8-million fundraising campaign to assist “immigrants and refugees of all faiths who are already living in communities across our country.”

The organization, like the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed an appellate court ruling that halts implementation of portions of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees.

“While this ruling marks a significant victory for the millions of families attempting to flee conflict or who have been separated by the travel ban, it is only a provisional one,” said Sister Donna Markham, CEO of Catholic Charities USA.

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  • Posted by: FredC - Feb. 15, 2017 11:21 AM ET USA

    I also stopped contributing to Catholic Charities, but for the reason that a worker at the Catholic Charities office said that they do not discuss religion with the people they help because Catholic Charities receives money from the government. They appear to be an extension of the government, not of the Church.

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Feb. 15, 2017 5:57 AM ET USA

    Mixing in politics. This is why I stopped donating to Catholic Charities. There are plenty of other ways and places to help the poor.

  • Posted by: feedback - Feb. 14, 2017 8:14 PM ET USA

    Total immigration chaos and wide open southern border do not help immigrants and their families at all.