Catholic Charities

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Women Recognized for their Courage, Leadership and Strength: The Adelita Awards

2012 Adelita’s by Tex- Mex Photo

(bw) STOCKTON, CA — “These women are courageous, have perseverance, and lots of strength,” said Connie Martinez, co-chair of the Adelita  Awards at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery while explaining that they selected women who are not necessarily in the spotlight.  “There are a lot of women that do not have the opportunity to have a university degree; but they work really hard throughout their lives.” Continue reading

God, the Earth and Ozone: A Photo Essay. Stockton’s Catholic Church blends environmental activism with faith, leading the nation.

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As part of a national and international movement, Catholic leaders, the pope, bishops, parishioners and priests are taking a stand on climate change. The local community and the San Joaquin Valley stands to benefit, as new laws regarding air pollution and global warming are enforced, and the green movement brings new jobs to the area, improving the health of residents and hinting at a new future for Stockton.

CALFRESH: New Rules Qualify More Families

“It is ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables, and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves.” – Cesar Chavez (bw) California–Did you know that in our agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley, people are food insecure? 

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Local seniors, victims of the Budget

Stockton. CA / Bilingual Weekly

Maria Hernandez* is 81 years old, lives in Stockton and, if State Budget cuts go as announced, she will be on her own.

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