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Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!
Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.Read more about CCHD's Mission & Identity.
Reflections on CCHD and Lent from Ralph McCloud
The director of CCHD writes on the meaning of charity, fasting and Pope Francis in these weekly Lenten Reflections.
The USCCB supports a living wage for workers. In an opinion piece. . . in the Sun Sentinel, USCCB Domestic Justice Chairman Archbishop Wenski calls for an end to "corporate welfare" and an increase in the federal minimum wage.
CCHD is now accepting applications for 2014 internships in dioceses and at the USCCB.
CCHD grantee Illinois People's Action is celebrating their victory in getting predatory payday lending out of their community!
CCHD and Homelessness
National Catholic Reporter reports on what a CCHD grantee is doing to overcome homeless in Virginia.
Faith-based Community Organizing
This feature report in Commonweal details the positive impact of CCHD on community development efforts across the country. Read Getting Organized.
CCHD supports the USCCB's Justice for Immigrants Campaign. CCHD recently awarded nearly $1 million in special grants to advance comprehensive immigration reform.
Strategic National Grants Program
To address neglected dimensions of poverty, like family life
and a broken criminal justice system, CCHD awarded more than $2 million as part of its Strategic National Grants Program. See CCHD's 2013 grantees.
When Hurricane Sandy hit, CCHD was there to assist communities in reconstruction efforts.
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