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Sunday, March 27, 2016
"They're desperate and have lost everything."
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair giving the welcoming prayer at the Karen New Year Celebration 2755
“They’re desperate and have lost everything. They live in fear and are very grateful for what we do. Most are very spiritual and grateful to God.”— Paula Mann-Agnew, Catholic Charities’ director of programs.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford is one of the principal gateway organizations for resettling refugees in Connecticut. Through its Migration, Refugee and Immigration Program Services, Catholic Charities "has a 60-year history of welcoming the stranger and those in need" via its Hartford office. As Healy's article emphasizes "Catholic Charities' efforts are only possible through partnerships, " and that "support has been robust from individuals, churches and the interfaith community."
I encourage you to read Healy's article to get the full picture of Catholic Charities' commitment to refugee and immigrant resettlement, and check out the Catholic Charities website to find out more about how to get involved.
Don Shaw, Jr.
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