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February 09, 2007



"Corporal" is meant, perhaps ? "Corporeal" carries a somewhat different connotation.


Maggie's Place: "a house of hospitality for expectant women who wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. We challenge each other to strive toward personal growth, to welcome the gift of every person that enters our door, and to promote positive social change."

Divine Mercy Care: "Our vision is to create a Catholic healthcare organization in Northern Virginia to provide a continuum of health services that includes acute care, long term care, home health services, medical education and to become interwoven in the fabric of our community and our culture." I am not sure how to state the relationship most accurately but this is basically the same "people" as a currently thriving pro-life/NFP-only OB/GYN practice.

Cornelius AMDG

Vietnam Dream for Success is a great small charity run by a Vietnamese Dominican sister in Washington, D.C. VDS creates educational opportunities for disadvantaged and poor children, young adults, and women in Vietnam. Any help would be appreciated. Check out the website.

Tim Ferguson

corporal and corporeal may have diiferent connotations, but, in reference to these virtrues, both adjectives apply.


One of my favorite charities is Cross International Catholic Outreach:


Mission Statement:

In recognition that poverty ravages many areas of the world - victimizing families, children and the elderly, we dedicate ourselves to a ministry of relief and development to aid the poorest of the poor.

Wherever possible, our work is not to sustain the needy, but rather to break the cycle of poverty that plagues them. By providing educational opportunities and by focusing on community development, we strive to make impoverished individuals and villages self-supporting.

Rather than create new institutions to distribute aid, we will first seek to help existing ministries and churches already serving the poor. In addition to being the most cost-effective way of helping the poor, empowering these ministries allows us to support the Church's spiritual mission and its important position of leadership in poor communities.

Through prayer, and in a spirit of obedience, we submit our work to God, seeking His inspiration and leading in everything we do.


For years, my wife and I have supported a wonderful organization called "Help the Helpless". http://www.helpthehelpless.org/

They run a Catholic orphanage/school in India for handicapped children among the poorest of the poor. There is no safety net in India for kids in this kind of situation. The school does excellent things not only to educate them, but also to give them life skills---and the Catholic faith.

Not too bright

I'm a little slow on the uptake, I guess. I looked up Corporal and Corporeal and they are basically the same thing, aren't they?

In fact, Merriam Webster lists Corporal as an archaic form of Corporeal.


Shaun G

In case you want to research how any tax-exempt organization spends its money, check out its IRS Form 990. You can request it from the organization itself (they're obliged to provide it) or look it up at GuideStar.org. It includes very detailed information about where the money goes.

Also, I wonder if anyone can suggest a charity that funds stem-cell research ... the non-embryonic kind. My family has several family members with Huntington's Disease, and I would love to donate to a charity that is working toward a cure ... but unfortunately, the Huntington's Disease Society of America is firmly in favor of embryonic stem-cell research.


Gabriel Project http://www.gabrielproject.com/help.htm

The Fraser Family Foundation has migrated to the Mater Ecclesiae Debt Relief Program (for potential priests and religious who have student loan debt)http://fraserfamilyfoundation.org/SupportInfo.html

My Little Ways


Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful priests taking on the role of geniune earthly "fathers" for these children, even while watching their short lives ebb. And as grassroots as you can get.

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