The mission of the Department of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lansing is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
(from Diocese of Lansing Parish Council and Commission Guidelines - July, 2010)
Michigan Bishops' Statement on Immigration
Bishop Earl Boyea and the Department of Catholic Charities recently hosted the 4th annual Catholic Charities Day at Bethany House in DeWitt. The guest speaker was Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo of the Vatican Dicastery Cor Unum, the dicastery responsible for both the Church's catechesis of charity and its concrete works of charity.
Msgr. Anthony spoke on the often misunderstood relationship between charity and justice in light of Deus Caritas Est and Caritas in Veritate. His talk highlighted the need for those involved in Catholic Charities to have well-formed hearts so they can offer God's love - true charity.
His talk can be acessed here:
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Letter to Cardinal McCarrick 2004
Articles from Faith Magazine featuring
Catholic Charities Agencies