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Out of Afghanistan: The Church helps refugees

Searching for More podcast host Billy Atwell sits down with Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Hekmatullah Latifi, Senior Employment Specialist and Cultural Liaison for Catholic Charities as they talk about the incredible work Catholic Charities is doing to help resettle Afghans locally.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Burbidge celebrates Mass for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

September 25, 2023

Bishop Burbidge, in his homily: “May our nation which is greatly blessed, while acknowledging the need for security and comprehensive immigration reform, be as generous as possible so those who have recently arrived in our vineyard due to war, persecution, fear, violence and intolerable conditions in their homelands, be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity, remembering that each one has a name, a face, and a story.”

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Sterling Knights of Columbus donate $3,000 to Catholic Charities food bank

Loudon Now, November 1, 2023
“We’re seeing an incredible increase in families who are seeking help that have never been to a food pantry before,” said Catherine Hassinger, Director of Community Services. “It is a lot of people who never thought they’d be in this position, except things just got so expensive.”

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"To know that someone you could never meet actually cares about you means a lot."