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Bringing Christmas joy to children in needDebbie Rambo

As the Yuletide draws ever near, now more than any other time of year, we embrace the spirit of giving and answer the call to make every child's Christmas merry. At Catholic Charities, we will provide ...

Meeting the need at Thanksgiving and throughout the year Debbie Rambo

The Thanksgiving season can be immensely difficult for families in our community living on the brink. When temperatures drop in the fall, people already struggling to make ends meet must suddenly also ...

The good will prevailDebbie Rambo

Recently, I was invited (as were others) to submit an op-ed letter to the Boston Globe with some thoughts about what is next for our Church in light of the report from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. In ...

The runway to self-sufficiency Debbie Rambo

One of the bright spots on our yearly calendar is the Catholic Charities South Fashion Show. Our 270 attendees were treated to a lovely Sunday brunch, where our volunteer models sported the newest looks ...

Summer is finishing, the need isn'tDebbie Rambo

As summer camps finish for the season, summer feeding programs end, and families prepare to send their children back to school we see a spike in demand at our food pantries across the region. In fact, ...

Family separation at the borders Debbie Rambo

We have all seen the heart-wrenching videos of children crying for their parents, or worse yet, being held in cages in detention centers at the U.S. border. Today, we are paying particular attention to ...

Recognizing our faithful volunteersDebbie Rambo

Volunteerism is the lifeblood of the work we do here at Catholic Charities. It is the spirit of altruism distilled down to its truest form. We enjoy the assistance of the many who volunteer to help us ...

Federal cuts could force thousands in Mass. To go hungry Debbie Rambo

This month, I'd like to focus on an issue that is omnipresent in our work at Catholic Charities -- food insecurity. We feed over 100,000 people in Massachusetts each year through our food pantries, but ...