Larry Smith

Larry Smith

Call to Charity

Larry Smith is president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, which serves those with a need to receive and those with a need to give.

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Help moms and infants with 100,000 diapers

One of the greatest needs we have at Catholic Charities — at the five Gabriel Houses that serve new moms and on the family floors of our shelters — is […]

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Making a gift of your life

Look to the Middle East and so many of our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ are fighting for their way of life, their faith and even their lives. Christians […]

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Call to Charity: Contraception deception

I read recently about a “remote control contraceptive chip” and wondered: where does it go after that, when is enough enough? Sex is a beautiful, amazing thing. And the Catholic […]

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Call to Charity: Join Pope Francis in the culture of encounter

As Catholics, we all know we should have a preference for the poor. What does that look like? Pope Francis calls it a culture of encounter rather than a culture […]

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The real war on women: A life of poverty

I recently addressed my brother Knights of Columbus during the Colorado State Council Convention in Keystone, Colo. Charity was a key principle for Father Michael J. McGivney when founding the […]

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A Marian month for mothers

Mother’s Day falls on May 11 this year and it is the 100th anniversary of this occasion in the U.S. Look back much further, nearly two millennia, to when the […]

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Time for brave hearts

“We treat Jesus and refer to him all the time as if he’s just a woman, feminine all the time: he’s weeping all the time and he never picks a […]

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Charity begins at home

The greatest charitable act that we can do—as parents—is to share our faith with our children. If you are raising children of faith, children who believe in Jesus Christ, they will take that charity into the world.

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A beacon of hope in women’s services

Something remarkable is happening in the Archdiocese of Denver. We are participating in, and witnessing, an evolution in women’s services, including prenatal care, counseling and provision of basic necessities. It’s […]

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Call to Charity: The joy of giving

A mother with developmentally disabled children was flooded out of her mobile home in northern Colorado during the September floods. Thousands of dollars were raised from a variety of sources […]

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Call to Charity: Many Reasons for Thanksgiving at Samaritan House

Before helping serve a dinner recently for military veterans at Samaritan House in Denver, I sat with a table of men to learn about their lives. “I’m happy in my […]

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Call to Charity: Can you Spare $50 to Help Disaster Survivors?

When we think of the homeless, it’s often those on the street and in shelters, people that Catholic Charities seeks to help every day in service to Christ. There’s another […]