Monthly Archives: November 2015

One-of-a-kind Franciscan Outreach Program sends no one away hungry

Southfield parish’s food aid program among area’s biggest, longest running Southfield — Thanks to the Franciscan Outreach Program at Transfiguration Parish, more than 1,000 families have more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. That’s more than 1,000 families who had the chance to gather around the dinner table to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and…

CSA tops 2015 goal by nearly $3 million in pledges

Detroit — Pledges to the Archdiocese of Detroit’s annual Catholic Services Appeal have topped $20.1 million as of Nov. 16, nearly $3 million more than the campaign’s 2015 goal of $17.8 million. According to a news release from the archdiocesan Department of Development and Stewardship, Catholics in the archdiocese have “responded generously” to this year’s…

Refugees in Lebanon, facing new reality, get help at Catholic-run clinic

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT — The three Iraqi retirees met up at St. Anthony’s medical dispensary to get medication for hypertension, an ailment exacerbated by the stress of life as a refugee. As they waited their turn, they recalled their life in Qaraqosh, Iraq. “We celebrated everything together,” 70-year-old Wissam told…