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Send a “Box of Joy” to a Needy Child This Christmas!

Thanks to the hard work of Cross Catholic Outreach (CCO), a Catholic relief agency dedicated to serving “the poorest of the poor” in Dioceses throughout the world, more than 100,000 children will be receiving a “Box of Joy” this Christmas – but there’s still time to double that number!

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Pope Issues New Rules Governing Catholic Charities

In what appears to be a response to the recent scandals involving Catholic charities who engage in activities that violate Church teaching, Pope Benedict issued a motu proprio on Saturday that annunciates the rules to be followed for all entities that call themselves Catholic.

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Religious Freedom Threatened by DC Same-Sex Marriage Law, Archdiocese Says

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Archdiocese of Washington says that a D.C. City Council decision to narrow the religious freedom exemption in a bill recognizing same-sex marriage will leave religious organizations and individuals at risk of lawsuits and could endanger Catholic social services.

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Catholic Charities to Receive $100 million from Government

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Just three days after Catholic Charities USA shocked the Catholic world with their endorsement of the Obama Administration’s pro-abortion health care reform, news broke that the organization has received its first ever federal contract totaling $100 million.

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