Monsignor Sullivan addresses attendees of the CCUSA Centennial in Washington D.C
Catholic Charities USA, the national office for diocesan Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates, celebrated its Centennial from September 25-28, 2010. More than 1000 representatives from diocesan Catholic Charities agencies, as well as partner organizations and other advocates for social justice gathered in Washington, D.C. to celebrate this event.
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan shared his insights about the delivery of social services in New York during a panel discussion about "Creating Communities of Opportunity and Renewal." The discussion followed a keynote by Candy Hill, senior VP of social policy and governmental affairs for Catholic Charities USA. Panelists also included Anna Babin, president and CEO of the United Way of Houston, Tiziana Dearing, CEO of Boston Rising, and Ed Orzechowski, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Washington, DC.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrated mass for those attending the Centennial gathering. In his keynote address, "History Blazes the Future Path," he shared his doctoral research about Msgr. William Kerby, pioneer of the Catholic Charities movement.
Catholic Charities USA was founded in 1910 on the campus of Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, as the National Conference of Catholic Charities.The National Conference was created to promote the creation of diocesan Catholic Charities bureaus, to encourage professional social work practice, “to bring a sense of solidarity” among those in charitable ministries, and to be the “attorney for the poor."
To learn more about the Catholic Charities USA Centennial Celebration, visit their website at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
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