Thursday, July 26, 2007

Covenant House - Volunteer Opportunities

Covenant House provides comprehensive services to homeless and runaway youth under the age of 21. Through Covenant House Faith Community, individuals have the opportunity to serve as full time volunteers in direct care at a Covenant House Crisis Center; live in a diverse volunteer community house with a focus on simple, healthy, and respectful living; and share in daily communal prayer/reflection.

Volunteers can serve for 3, 6, or 12 months. Faith Community houses are located in New York, NY; Atlantic City, NJ; and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Benefits include room and board, weekly stipend, health insurance, vacation time and vacation stipend, severance stipend at end of service commitment, community retreats, deferral of most student loans, and opportunity to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

For more information, contact Paula Rote by email at or by phone at 212-727-4081.

Visit the website at to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a homeless youth!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Website from USCCB on Catholic Social Teaching

The USCCB Department of Social Development and World Peace has a new and improved website which has been redesigned to make it more accessible and "user-friendly."

On this website, you’ll find information on Catholic social teaching and on the church’s positions on issues of justice and peace. Key resources are available for diocesan social action leaders, parish social ministry leaders, priests and deacons, Catholic educators, and others. The document "Faithful Citizenship" is available here as well as "Communities of Salt and Light."

You can also sign-up here for regular action alerts on crucial federal and international issues and important pending legislation. You will also receive periodic issue mailings. This is a great way to stay informed and take action!

Take a look at This is the place to go to for the most current information on justice issues from the U.S. Catholic Bishops!