Catholic Charities News
The Pilot -- Jan. 8, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson"s declaration of an "unconditional war on poverty in America." The anniversary has created much discussion in the public square not only about the causes of poverty, but also about the effectiveness of the varied strategies employed over the past 50 years to combat poverty.
Boston Herald -- As a Savin Hill guy who’s known Marty Walsh for the better part of his adult life, Joe Burnieika would have welcomed the chance to be among the throng who attended the new mayor’s inauguration last Monday.
But “Joe B” was busy on the front lines of a war that’s been going on for the past 50 years. Near the intersection of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue, Burnieika was at the Catholic Charities/Yawkey Center facility, supervising the weekly allotment of some 20,000 pounds of food to Bostonians living on the edge.
DORCHESTER — First it was the final wave of Christmas tree lightings throughout the city, then it was the final wave of gift giving on Christmas Eve.
A visibly nostalgic Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino made his final trip to the Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to the children of St. Peter's Teen Center, keeping up with a tradition he started during his first year as mayor in 1993.
(NECN) - In the frenzy of the holiday season and gift-buying, there is often also a fresh breeze of philanthropy.
It's a time for giving to those in need, and leaders of two organizations focused on compassion and justice join Peter Howe on CEO Corner.
Presidents of two of the biggest philanthropic organizations in Boston explain their goals and how you can help.