Catholic Compass

Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message 2016 In his World Day of Peace message on January 1, 2016, Pope Francis calls on us to overcome resignation and indifference and to continue engage in the pursuit of peace and justice. It is solidarity and mercy, urges the Holy Father, that will combat apathy and help us overcome the complex challenges facing our world that often overwhelm. In the spirit of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis asks us to take stock of how indifference to God, to others or to the natural environment can manifest itself in our lives, and to not lose sight of huma... [full release »]

Friday, January 15, 2016

Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) released the report Understanding U.S. Catholic Sisters Today on December 9, 2015. The report is a comprehensive look at the latest sociological studies of U.S. Catholic sisters and presents new findings that Catholic sisters are hopeful about their future, unified amidst diversity, and attracted by joy to consecrated life. The report comes during the Year of Consecrated Life, in which Pope Francis called on religious to look to the past with gratitude; to live the present with passion; and to embrace the future with hope. The... [full release »]

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

More than 100 high-level regional and global leaders across domains discussed the impact of climate change on food and nutrition security and health at a forum co-sponsored by FADICA member Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB). CMMB Senior Vice President, Adrian V. Kerrigan, noted that climate change is undermining current efforts to reduce undernutrition, one of the world’s most serious but under-addressed socioeconomic and health problems. Policy solutions for national adaptation plans and international cooperation, including empowering women and children, were discussed as part of th... [full release »]

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Medicines for Humanity (MFH) presented Sr. Joyce Meyer, PBVM with the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award last month in Boston. Sr. Joyce is a Board member of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and past director of the Hilton Fund for Sisters – both FADICA members – and a longtime participant in FADICA. The award honored her legacy of support and leadership of women religious in their mission to improve maternal and childcare in underserved communities around the world. It also recognized “the talent, service capacity, commitment, and authentic selflessness of women religious&he... [full release »]

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FADICA joins in prayer for the Synod on the Family, which is taking place at the Vatican from Oct 4th to October 25th.  At the first official session, Pope Francis emphasized the church must be “a ‘field hospital’ with doors wide open to whoever knocks in search of help and support; to reach out to others with true love, to walk with our fellow men and women who suffer, to include them and guide them to the wellspring of salvation.” He also urged an interpretation of “reality with the eyes of faith and the heart of God.” Coverage from multiple sources, ... [full release »]

Thursday, October 08, 2015

FADICA President Alexia Kelley welcomes Pope Francis to the U.S., on behalf of the FADICA Board of Directors and its members. In sharing her enthusiasm about his visit, she said, “I pray that Pope Francis’ historic visit will touch hearts and minds, so that the gospel will take root, where the poor and vulnerable shall be first, and the care for human dignity and God’s creation is central.” Read more at Ms. Kelley’s blog: Pope Francis Will Ignite Catholic Philanthropy In addition to the main TV networks, here are a few ways that you can follow the Pope’s ... [full release »]

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

On the eve of his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis affectionately connected with audiences in three U.S. cities in surprise virtual town hall meetings. In Chicago, Cristo Rey Jesuit students gathered to video chat in the very same school chapel FADICA members visited during their June 2014 meeting. An audience of homeless men and women and those who provide assistance in Los Angeles, and members of Sacred Heart Church on the border in McAllen, Texas, also gathered to dialogue with the Holy Father in their hometowns. During these emotional conversations, Pope Francis consistent... [full release »]

Monday, September 21, 2015

FADICA is a leading network of Catholic foundations and philanthropists. A dynamic philanthropic peer community and catalyst, FADICA is committed to Catholic initiatives, promoting Catholic philanthropy and to impactful grant-making. FADICA seeks a highly motivated and team-oriented Communications Officer who is a self-starter and who can implement creative and effective strategies to communicate to FADICA’s unique constituencies. The ideal candidate has a track record of successfully driving a successful communications effort in an entrepreneurial environment, in support of an organizat... [full release »]

Friday, July 31, 2015

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