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Uphold Human Rights for Every Person

With each right comes responsibility. Through the act of being responsible, one is able to be a good steward of the given right. The Catholic Social Teaching Principle on Rights and Responsibilities helps us to understand human rights, as well as the corresponding duty to recognize, respect, and uphold those human rights for every person. [...]

2021-11-29T09:36:36-06:00November 29, 2021|

This year, Help Catholic Charities Be a Witness to Christ’s Love

by Lauren Solidum for The Leaven ‘Tis the season to give help and hope through the ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Our ministries change lives. One of the greatest blessings during the pandemic was serving on the frontline with our team and volunteers. I was answering phones at one of our Family Support Centers [...]

2021-11-23T14:21:25-06:00November 23, 2021|

Helping Afghan Refugees in Kansas—Interview on “The Shepherd’s Voice”

Archbishop Naumann interviews Lauren Solidum, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, about the Catholic Church's  efforts to relocate Afghan refugees here in our community, and how people can help in this crucial work of mercy. Recently in response the humanitarian crisis caused by NATO withdrawl from Afghanistan, the U.S. Conference of [...]

2021-11-02T09:00:16-05:00November 2, 2021|

Refugee Community Sponsorship

HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED! How You Can Make a Difference From our eNewsletter   Refugee Community Sponsorship: As part of a group, support refugees by choosing from a level of sponsorship: Level 1 (Housing Helper) - Collect donations for setting up a family’s home, participate in a home set-up, and (optional) welcome refugees at the airport. [...]

2021-10-26T15:33:56-05:00October 26, 2021|

Grade School Answers the Call to Welcome the Stranger

Hope Hero Shout Out! St. Joseph Catholic School in Shawnee combined prayer with action during a week devoted to “Welcoming the Stranger.” After learning about Catholic Charities’ resettlement efforts for those arriving from Afghanistan, Fr. Scott Wallisch, pastor, led a discussion about Scripture and what each of us are called to do. The students and [...]

2021-10-26T15:24:03-05:00October 26, 2021|

Work is Valuable and Dignifying

Almost every day we work. Work can take many forms and will look different from person to person. It is, however, a universal aspect of the human condition. We work. Throughout history, we have learned that work should be dignifying and the rights and dignity of the worker should be upheld. This is one of [...]

2021-10-21T14:19:07-05:00October 21, 2021|

The Seemingly Simple Tasks Prove Challenging

A Story of Hope from our Pregnancy Counseling Program So many times and in so many circumstances, I feel I take for granted the ease with which I can accomplish a task – refilling a prescription at a pharmacy, calling a doctor and asking for clarification regarding a diagnosis or treatment protocol, or even being [...]

2021-10-21T13:48:18-05:00October 21, 2021|

Homeland Security Awards Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Citizenship and Integration Grant

Atchison Globe on NewsPressNow OVERLAND PARK— The Department of Homeland Security awarded approximately $10 million in grants to 40 organizations in 25 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization. Of the $10 million, a grant of $250,000 has been awarded to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. With this grant, Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

2021-10-04T15:04:20-05:00October 4, 2021|

Catholics Mobilize to Aid Afghan Refugees

Afghan refugees walk to a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon their arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters) by Joe Bollig for The Leaven Read at The Leaven MISSION — The recent images of chaos and desperation in Afghanistan have stirred in Catholics across the [...]

2021-10-04T15:50:07-05:00October 4, 2021|