Catholic Compass

Digital tools and virtual platforms are facilitating innovative, dynamic fundraising and crowd-funding initiatives by youth in high school or younger. The National Center for Family Philanthropy has some helpful resources and examples on how to support Gen Z philanthropy. [full release »]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FADICA members recently gathered at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Symposium: Cultivating a Vibrant Church: Mission on the Margins. The symposium focused on how Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries abroad help put missionary discipleship into action, by serving people on the margins and living the Church’s mission. Notable Catholic leaders and scholars addressed the role of Catholic philanthropists in cultivating a vibrant Church and the importance of a global Church at the margins.  [full release »]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FADICA recently held a Member Dialogue, Lenten Reflections on Our Faith and Vocation led by Fr. Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago. With extensive experience in family and youth reconciliation in conflict situations, Fr. Kelly shared a reflection on the spirituality of reconciliation and its tangible effects on our everyday lives. He explored the “Holy Saturday moment” where we are called not to run away from suffering but rather accept and share our stories of sorrow with one another and meditate on Christ’s presen... [full release »]

Thursday, April 02, 2015

FADICA joins in celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis on March 13. We offer our prayers for Pope Francis and his leadership as he continues to inspire Catholics and non-Catholics alike. A recent Pew survey revealed that the Pope’s popularity continues to grow in the U.S. [full release »]

Friday, March 13, 2015

FADICA member Tom Healey of the Healey Family Foundation recently reflected at the Speaking of Faith series on the integration of faith in his life and work.  [full release »]

Friday, March 13, 2015

The annual celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW), March 8-14, is a time to shine a national spotlight on the good works and good will of Catholic sisters. To honor women religious both past and present, a series of events are being held around the country that recognizes their selfless service and legacy. Held in conjunction with National Women’s History Month and during the Year of Consecrated Life, #NCSW also serves to inspire young women to learn more about women religious. Headquartered at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, NCSW is supported by a gen... [full release »]

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' most recent study (2014) underscores the role of grantmakers in increasing and supporting the successful capacity of NGOs. Although it reveals dynamic feedback processes for strengthening program strategies, it also points to important challenges on cooperation issues between funders and grantees.  For more information, download their infographic. [full release »]

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sunday February 8, 2015 marked the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.  Held on the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Catholic sister who escaped slavery in 1889, the day promoted awareness of trafficking and offered “compounded prayer” to survivors of trafficking. Find out more about this first ever day of prayer, and some of the Catholic Church’s work against trafficking in the U.S. and globally.   Read more at: Catholics called to do everything in their power to end trafficking For resources to raise awareness of h... [full release »]

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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