That’s a topic for another day…. The Sisters would be so grateful for any way in which you can help! Father Bonet and his companions were truly free men, because they surrendered to the truth that God is. Food For The Poor’s mission is two-fold, to help the materially poor by providing services; and aid through local church outreach programs and to help the spiritually poor by providing opportunities to serve the poor and gain a renewed relationship with Christ through service. Ascension has come under fire unsurprisingly from secular publications for taking such stances. Some projects include printing Persian Bibles for Christians in Iran, distributing basic school supplies to tribes in the Amazonian rainforest or filling a container ship full of needed items to a school for the deaf in Honduras. Many of these charities were also ranked highly on the Forbes and Christian Science Monitor’s list of top charities. The CEO is a nun, too, so that’s pretty cool. * Collect items and pack your own shoebox gifts all year long to help even more children at Christmas. They help small-scale farmers increase their incomes by optimizing opportunities for growth through harvest education, improved technologies, and access to reliable credit. They "provide assistance for children who were saved from abortion at our Women’s Support Centers, but whose moms (and sometimes dads) now have trouble supporting them. They serve women in countries whose unust laws make widows into outcasts who have no legal way of supporting themselves and their families. I think it’s really inspiring that hundreds of thousands of people (women included!) A long-established international organization that offers a wide array of programs"to help suffering and persecuted faithful worldwide"   They alleviate suffering and keep the Church strong in over 145 countries. Some of the ways you can help: * Sponsor a child in need for just $35 a month ($420 per year) which provides life impacting benefits within the mission program. Charity Navigator gives some useful tips for "Best Practices of Savvy Donors.". They are legitimate charities providing services to legitimate causes in the areas of most need. It’s personal finance with a Catholic lens. Some of the ways you can help: * Host a Compassion Sunday to find sponsors for waiting for children by making a brief presentation, showing a short video, and setting up a sponsorship table at your church. Give a Gift SubscriptionBless friends, family or clergy with a gift of the Register. Subscriber Service CenterAlready a subscriber? It’s important to make sure that the Catholic charities you donate to do not participate in activities that are contrary to Church teachings. Add your favorite unappreciated charity here! So I started hunting for the names of worthy charities which would make my point. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York covers New York, Bronx, and Richmond Counties in New York City (coterminous with the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, respectively), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties in New York state.