Catholic Charities USA Christmas Message

Dec 22, 2010, 11:06 ET from Catholic Charities USA

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we celebrate the birth of Christ this Christmas Day 2010, Rev. Larry Snyder, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, issued the following message:


"May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into our lives and our world," said Fr. Snyder. "Let us embrace the joy of the season by taking time to remember those most in need, especially hard-working families struggling to make ends meet. Let us move into the New Year renewed and recommitted to end the devastation of poverty in America, strengthen communities, and help families achieve new legacies of health and happiness."

Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for over 9 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrates its centennial anniversary. For more information, visit

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