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Catholic social teaching: solidarity

Posted By | Raeann Boero

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amid the challenges of modern society. Here is the sixth of the seven principles of the tradition.

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Profile: Antoinette Awuakye

Antoinette is a Catholic Charities Board member and senior regulatory affairs specialist at Cambia Health Solutions. She was a young girl when she immigrated to the United States from Ghana, West Africa.

A new home off the streets

Innovative affordable housing with services set for key Portland neighborhood Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground Sept. 12 on another building with low-cost apartments for people working their way out of homelessness. Francis & Clare Place in the Buckman neighborhood of Southeast Portland will offer 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and…

Catholic social teaching: life and dignity of the human person

In honor of Catholic Charities’ 90th anniversary of providing help and hope to those who need it most, we are doing a 7 part series on the principles of Catholic social teaching.

September is national preparedness month: It's best to be prepared for the worst

It’s knowledge they hope they’ll never need to use. Natalie Wood, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oregon, and Nicole Sherriffs, senior human resources manager, attended a mid-August regional training on responding to disasters. The agency mounted a major response after wildfires devastated Oregon in 2020 and 2021. Now, it’s poised to restart disaster services…

Trainings on domestic abuse held in Newport

A team from Catholic Charities of Oregon went to the largest city on the Oregon coast in mid-August to train social service providers in options available for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and stalking.

New residents will need supplies

In October, Catholic Charities of Oregon will welcome 142 households to their new homes at Good Shepherd Village apartments in Happy Valley. Among the residents at this new, light-filled  building will be 58 families and Veterans with very low incomes who are transitioning from homelessness.

New board chair begins role

The new chairman of the Catholic Charities of Oregon board of directors is a native Oregonian who has served quietly but actively for decades in philanthropic roles.

Helping residents stay cool

Before temperatures soared in Portland, Catholic Charities of Oregon hosted workshops at some of its housing sites to help residents discover low-cost ways to stay cool.

‘Living what you believe’ Parish and Catholic Charities team up for refugee ministry 

Daily encounters with fascinating families from around the world have transformed a grateful team of volunteers from St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland.  Since 2018, the parish has used a spare building to house refugees being served by Catholic Charities of Oregon. Tibbetts House, with five bedrooms, is a temporary wayside used while refugees and…

New garden good for health, community

Deep down, everyone’s a farmer. In a quiet yard at Esperanza Court, planter boxes wear a cap of sprouting lettuce, green beans, beets and other vegetables. Residents of the Catholic Charities affordable housing community in Southeast Portland are caring for the little garden, and the results include healthy food, daily exercise and community interaction.

Leadership expert named head of Catholic Charities USA  

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Kerry Alys Robinson, an expert in Catholic leadership and philanthropy, will serve as the next president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA.

National delegation impressed with housing progress

A three-person team from Catholic Charities USA visited Portland June 29, meeting with Catholic Charities of Oregon leaders and touring local affordable housing sites. The delegation is part of the Healthy Housing Initiative, in which Catholic Charities agencies have teamed up with local healthcare providers and Catholic dioceses and parishes to create opportunities for housing…