Gospel Society Published: December 19, 2011

Founded in San Francisco by Japanese Christian students, the Gospel Society was the first immigrant association established by Japanese in the United States. The organization played an integral part in helping many new Japanese immigrants adjust to life in America while pursuing their studies.

Edward J. Flanagan Published: November 28, 2011

Father Flanagan was an early and vocal advocate of child-care reform whose experiences as a Roman Catholic parish priest among the impoverished immigrants in Omaha, Nebraska, convinced him that addressing such catastrophic social conditions could only begin with taking in homeless boys and educating them.

Catholic Charities USA Published: September 2, 2011

Catholic Charities USA is the second-largest provider of social services in the United States, behind only the federal government.