Catholic Charities Concerned Families Will Go Without This Christmas With Lack of Sponsors

Catholic Charities in need of sponsors for Christmas program

Baton Rouge, La—With 370 families unsponsored, the staff at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) is concerned.

“Usually by Thanksgiving, all but a few families have been sponsored through our Community Comes Together at Christmas program,” said Catherine Weidert, CCDBR communications coordinator. “But this year is unprecedented.”

Never in the 60-year history of the program has it been this short on sponsoring donors.

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The Catholic Commentator: Sharing God’s Blessing

Their journeys have been strewn with potholes, their lives jilted by the empty promises of life on the streets. Their aging eyes witnessed acts so heinous that even their lips remain silent. Joe DeArmond Jr. and Wayne Murphy have been in and out of the state correctional system for much of their lives. They have lived life outside of the law, exposed to all of its vagaries. But as they recently reflected on their past, their focus is on the future, one filled with hope and a refresh button to life. Read the article here