Catholic Compass

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

On January 1st, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ message for the 48th World Day of Peace entitled, “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters." The message calls for an end to human trafficking and slavery— a strong priority and concern of Pope Francis. Read about Catholic sisters who were instrumental in the Pope’s choice of this theme. [full release »]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released a plan, Expanding the Catholic Church's Commitment to the Ebola Emergency Response, which provides details of how the Church has responded to the Ebola crisis to date on the local level and what more needs to be done. (CNS, 01.07.2015) The plan notes that “the Church has been providing health care for decades in this region and is an essential part of the overall health care infrastructure. The health care system has been overwhelmed by this epidemic and already had been facing grave challenges as a result of years of armed conf... [full release »]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Christmas, as we prepare room for the Christ child born in Bethlehem, two Catholic ministries demonstrate Christ's incarnation every day in the very town where Christ was born. Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem supports vulnerable mothers and babies. And Bethlehem University, a Christian Brothers ministry, is an oasis of peace and the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. [full release »]

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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