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Katrina evacuees found shelter, relief in Baton Rouge diocese


Ten years later the memories still linger for Carol Spruell, as if they happened yesterday but perhaps were a lifetime ago.

She remembers the chaos, despair, uncertainty and the cries for help from so many and workweeks that had no end in the days and months following Hurricane Katrina. She also remembers the lines, droves of desperate people who had lost everything in Katrina's floodwater, who were seeking any modicum of relief, whether it was articles of clothing, a bus ticket to a relative's house outside of the area or assistance in finding a place to live.

Dominican sister to head Catholic Charities USA


Dominican Sr. Donna Markham has been selected the new president of Catholic Charities USA, the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Markham succeeds Fr. Larry Snyder, the current president, on June 1.

Markham becomes the first woman to lead Catholic Charities, which was founded in 1910. Snyder is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and will return to the archdiocese.

Catholic Charities keeps reaching out to society's edges, priest says


Fr. Larry Snyder's 10 years of service as president of Catholic Charities USA are made up of countless "moments," he said, that illustrate how the national network of local agencies are working to "bring about a society that cares for all God's children."

The priest made the comments during the annual Catholic Charities gathering Oct. 4-7 in Charlotte.

Snyder will leave the post in February to become vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas in his home St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese.

Catholic Charities USA appoints senior vice president of social policy


From a press release published June 11 by Catholic Charities USA:

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced today that Brian R. Corbin will join the organization on August 4th as the Senior Vice President of Social Policy where he will oversee CCUSA's social policy team and manage the organization's advocacy and government affairs efforts.

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