Leadership Development & Catholic Identity

The Catholic faith is the foundation for all Catholic Charities ministries. Like the Good Samaritan, Catholic Charities provides comprehensive care to anyone in need. We care for others not because they are Catholic, but because we are.

Why We Do It

Catholic Charities Ministry is Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching

Every day, across the country, Catholic Charities reaches out to vulnerable people, not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.

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Pope Francis calls Catholic Charities the "salt, leaven and light that provides a beacon of hope to those in need."

Video Greeting to Catholic Charities USA Network, October 5 2014

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The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.

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