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Refugee Resettlement Resolution Opens Dangerous Door (Frank Daniels III, The Tennessean)

Posted 04/22/2016

The Tennessee General Assembly wants the attorney general to sue the federal government, contending the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives the state the right to close its borders to refugee resettlement, and if Attorney General Herbert Slatery won't sue, then the legislature will.But the legislature will only sue if the speakers of the House and Senate can get … read more >>




Faces of Success: Sandy Tormey (United Way of Metropolitan Nashville)

Posted 04/19/2016

Sandy Tormey never imagined that life would take him to East Nashville. It's been his family's home for a little over a year, and they are slowly adjusting to life in a new neighborhood. "We have our own space for the first time, and we aren't living on top of each other anymore," said Tormey. "It's a little overwhelming at first."The last four years … read more >>




Catholic Charities Job Training Program Going Strong After Five Years (Ned Andrew Solomon, Tennessee Register)

Posted 04/08/2016

It's been five years since the OutSOURCE ReSOURCE Job Training Center, Catholic Charities' light manufacturing and assembly initiative, began creating products for businesses and organizations in Middle Tennessee, while providing basic jobs skills to the unemployed and underemployed. Approximately 388 trainees have gone through the training program. However, according … read more >>




Nashville Emerges as Fashion Hub (Lizzy Alfs, The Tennessean)

Posted 04/06/2016

Standing in his glittering Nashville showroom, Manuel Cuevas watched as one apprentice pressed rhinestones into a red dress and another embroidered arrows onto a suit jacket.Cuevas - known better as simply Manuel - is just as passionate about teaching young people his craft as he is creating custom designs, which have been worn by generations of celebrities. … read more >>




CCUSA Lenten Reflection/Holy Saturday at the Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter (Mark Barry, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 03/26/2016

When today's reflection assignment was received, I was taken aback. With so many readings, how can I not be inspired? Conversely, how can I choose just one thought upon which to reflect?Moving through the readings was a journey itself. (Presumably, that's why this particular selection of readings is as it is.) I was quickly reminded that God - in His mercy, wisdom, and, love … read more >>




Catholic Charities Supports Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 03/25/2016

When a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy, she is understandably anxious and confused about her future. She may not have a support system in place; she may not know who to talk to about her options. One place she may not think to turn is Catholic Charities of Tennessee. But Catholic Charities' Caring Choices pregnancy and adoption counselors are standing by, ready to … read more >>




Catholic Charities Pathways to Possibilities Luncheon Set for April 8 (Tennessee Register)

Posted 03/25/2016

Pathways to Possibilities," Catholic Charities of Tennessee's fundraiser/friendraiser,returns in its original luncheon format noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Music City Center. Former Mayor Karl Dean will serve as special guest host and emcee for the event."We are very excited to have ‘Pathways to Possibilities' back as a luncheon," said Mark … read more >>




Advocates Ask Tennessee Lawmakers To Avoid Refugee Lawsuit As Ideological Test Case (WPLN, Douglas Corzine)

Posted 03/17/2016

Despite hearing Wednesday from vocal opponents to the joint resolution now making its way through the House, the Tennessee General Assembly is moving forward with its effort to sue the United States government over refugee resettlement.The resolution's sponsors say they're reacting to a requirement that the state provide health benefits to refugees placed here by … read more >>




Loaves and Fishes Needs Volunteers for Breakfast Service (Story: Tennessee Register, Photos: Catholic Charities)

Posted 03/11/2016

For more than 30 years, Catholic Charities' Loaves and Fishes Community Meals for the Hungry has been a midday mainstay for homeless and low income people in Nashville without restriction of religion, race or proof of need.Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday of the year, even on holidays, hot, nutritious noon-time meals have been served like clockwork.In mid-January, the … read more >>




Father Philip Breen Recalled as One who "Lived and Loved Well" (Tennessee Register, Andy Telli)

Posted 03/11/2016

Father Philip Breen, 77, who died Feb. 29, 2016, after a relapse of leukemia, was remembered as a wonderful priest, pastor, brother and friend. "It's an honor and privilege to be with all of you to give honor to God for one who lived and loved well," his brother, Father Joseph Patrick "Joe Pat" Breen, said during the Mass of Resurrection celebrated … read more >>




Father Philip Breen, former pastor of St. Ann Church, has died at 77 (Jordan Buie, The Tennessean)

Posted 03/01/2016

Father Philip Breen, former pastor of St. Ann Church Catholic Church in Nashville and a priest of 50 years, died Monday, according to the Catholic Charities of Tennessee. He was 77.The organization posted on Facebook about the passing of Breen, saying he had been a long-time supporter of the organization and a servant to people in need.Breen served on the organization's … read more >>




CCUSA Lenten Reflection / Third Sunday of Lent (Collen Mayer, Catholic Charities of Tennessee)

Posted 02/28/2016

A few weeks ago, some co-workers and I took part in our community's Point-in-Time count, when hundreds of volunteers are sent out in the middle of the night to identify persons who are homeless and living on the streets. It's not the most gratifying of assignments, in that you don't do anything to help; you are simply assessing community needs. In fact, we were advised to … read more >>




Legislators Push Plans to Sue Feds over Refugee Resettlement (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 02/26/2016

The Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commission continues to oppose SJR 467, a bill moving through the state Legislature that seeks to halt refugee resettlement by suing the federal government. "In essence this directs the attorney general to sue the federal government for expenses the state makes in providing services to refugees," said Jennifer Murphy, … read more >>




Caring Choices’ Request Answered with Volunteers, Donations (Briana Grzybowski, Tennessee Register)

Posted 02/26/2016

For more than 20 years, Catholic Charities' Caring Choices Pregnancy and Adoption Resource Center has provided needy mothers and babies with diapers, wipes, strollers, cribs, baby clothing, and other baby and toddler gear through its Material Assistance Closet.When the program's office was still at its St. Mary Villa location on White Bridge Road in Nashville, four … read more >>




Tennessee Senate Resolution a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (Frank Daniels III, The Tennessean)

Posted 02/16/2016

It is entertaining to watch our legislators climb upon their high hobby horses and proclaim their fealty and obligation to the constitutions of Tennessee and the United States, because they only seem to proclaim that fealty when they have ulterior motives.Tuesday, the Senate Finance, Ways and Means committee advanced, 9 to 1 with 1 abstention, a resolution that would direct … read more >>




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