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In August 2014, the World Health Organization categorized the Ebola epidemic as a public health emergency of international and grave concern. Today, although media attention and the immediate crisis have subsided, urgent recovery continues in the wake of Ebola for all of society and for the Catholic Church in West Africa as it rebuilds its health networks. Catholic health networks—a significant part of the health systems in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea—are uniquely equipped to contribute to the ongoing response and rebuilding effort, and are critical to community resilience. U... [full release »]

Friday, May 20, 2016

FADICA is a leading network of Catholic foundations and philanthropists celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  The organization serves as a dynamic philanthropic peer network and nonprofit committed to impactful Catholic philanthropy, Catholic initiatives and the vulnerable.  FADICA seeks a motivated, detail-oriented and conscientious Executive and Customer Service Assistant.  The ideal candidate will have strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills, high attention to accuracy and detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects. This part-time positi... [full release »]

Friday, April 01, 2016

FADICA joins with Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) in spreading the word about SOAR!'s special 30th anniversary year Founders' Grants. Available to aging Sisters, Brothers or religious Priests who are working in ministry and residing outside their congregation's motherhouse or healthcare facility, these grants will help ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of our active aging religious by providing adaptive equipment or furniture that enable them to continue to live independently. Share the application with a Sister, Brother or religious Priest for submission by March 15th, 2016. ... [full release »]

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

FADICA kicked-off its 40th anniversary and a year of programming at its 40th Annual Membership Meeting and Symposium in Coral Gables, FL on January 27th. Top-notch speakers, networking, prayer, and stimulating discussions illuminated our theme, “Helping Goodness Spread”, and connected us to each other and innovative leaders and models. Highlights of the symposium included: • Remarks by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, recipient of this year’s Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award  • Motoring through the Models: Innovation for Impact in Catholic School... [full release »]

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tirana, Albania - FADICA member Andrea Hattler Bramson of The Loyola Foundation represented both organizations as part of the Vatican delegation to the Global Christian Forum’s conference on discrimination and persecution of Christian communities around the world.   The unprecedented forum was the first time in modern history that every stream of global Christianity had gathered together to listen to the voices of Christians who experience discrimination, persecution and violence today.  Held November 1-5, 2015 in Tirana, Albania, a nation that in its Communist era experienc... [full release »]

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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

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