Leadership Development & Catholic Identity

Our Catholic identity is the foundation for all we do. We carry on the sacred heritage of our Christian faith established 2,000 years ago. Across time, we heed “the call of the early church to make sure that all needs are met.”

Why We Do It

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

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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