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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

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

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