- Jul 12, 2020
Nearly every bishop responding to a survey said the coronavirus pandemic has seriously affected the celebration of the sacraments and rites and sacramental preparation programs in their dioceses.
Since 2006, Thomas Blonski has been president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, one of the state’s largest social services organizations. He is working to protect seniors at Catholic Charities-run care facilities.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington provided 800 prepared meals and 800 boxes of groceries to needy families May 19 during a massive distribution at the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Even in a county long acknowledged as one of the 20 wealthiest in the United States, there are people at risk of going hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From one end of the country to the other, dioceses and Catholic charitable agencies are coming up with ingenious solutions to meet growing hunger in their communities.
Feeding the hungry — one of the Works of Mercy described by Jesus in Matthew 25 — unfolds every day in the outreach of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.