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Over 120 leading Catholic philanthropists, bishops, educators, Hispanic ministry leaders and business leaders participated in the historic symposium, Hispanic Leadership and Philanthropy for a 21st Century Church, held in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-25, 2015. The dynamic gathering called for greater investment to support leadership development of those in Hispanic ministry. “Our hope is that the new partnerships and creative opportunities identified will bear much fruit for Hispanic leadership and engagement in our Church and in our communities, and will contribute to new models of c... [full release »]

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Pope Francis’ much-awaited encyclical contains an urgent challenge to protect our common home, the earth, and calls for an ecological approach that “hears both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”  In Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis seeks “to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.”  At a press conference on the encyclical’s release, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, noted that Laudato Si reflects the Church’s l... [full release »]

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Not much is known about the relationship between faith and giving, according to the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In order to shed more light in this field, a group of scholars and experts in faith and philanthropy recently met at the inaugural Lake Institute Network of Emerging Scholars to discuss ways to expand the current knowledge. [full release »]

Friday, June 05, 2015

Catholic parishes in Italy are presently receiving church management training through a new program launched by the Villanova School of Business in Pennsylvania and the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. In an interview with RNS, Charles Zech, Director of the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics at Villanova, said the collaboration is expected to have "an immediate impact." [full release »]

Thursday, June 04, 2015

At the recent international symposium The Nun in the World: Catholic Sisters and Vatican II, Sr. Gemma Simmonds, CJ, Director of the Religious Life Institute at Heythrop College, presented a two-year international study on the Religious Life Vitality Project. In her keynote address, Sr. Gemma described how the world has changed and how religious life has kept up with growing demands. The project is supported by a grant from FADICA Member Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. [full release »]

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Catholic students from the Catholic Partnership Schools (CPS) in Camden, NJ recently took the stage for the 5th Annual Dreams of Our Children event to proudly present their achievements in academics, the arts, and student leadership. FADICA Member Christine Healey invited FADICA staff to accompany her to the celebration that also honored 22 high school seniors who had attended CPS elementary schools and were accepted into colleges across the country. Funded by the Healey Education Foundation, CPS is a Catholic school management organization for five elementary schools that serve Camden's ... [full release »]

Monday, June 01, 2015

Philanthropist and FADICA Member Mary Cunningham Agee turned her own personal tragedy into hope and healing for thousands of expectant mothers through the creation of The Nurturing Network (TNN). "The inspiration for founding The Nurturing Network occurred after I lost my first child in a late miscarriage,” said Mary. “Whenever I have experienced a major loss in my life, I try to view it as a profound invitation to come closer to the compassionate love of God. At that time, I felt that I was being asked to understand something deeper about the meaning of life and death.  ... [full release »]

Monday, May 18, 2015

FADICA Member SC Ministry Foundation in partnership with BoardSource will offer two free upcoming webinars, Pivotal Points: The Board’s Role in Leadership Transitions, on May 8, and The Board’s Role in Fundraising, on June 2. Learn more about their previous webinar on The Board Building Cycle with the webinar recording, handouts and slides. [full release »]

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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