On March 25, FADICA, the Gregorian University Foundation (GUF) and the Leadership Roundtable co-hosted a meeting with Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ, to learn firsthand about the Vatican’s ongoing work to address sexual abuse within the Church. Fr. Zollner, a theologian and psychologist, is president of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University and a key advisor to Pope Francis on sexual abuse. He was also part of the organizing team for the February 2019 Vatican meeting of bishops on the Protection of Minors in the Church. At the New York City gathering, Fr. Zollner shared some of the critical next steps in the wake of that global meeting.
The Centre works to build a culture of safety within the Church, and educates and trains church personnel from around the world in safeguarding best practices -- through both in person and e-learning programs. Fr. Zollner described the importance of fully confronting the impact of abuse, a major goal of the February Vatican summit, and at the same time providing safeguarding training and adopting procedures protect minors.
The March gathering emerged from FADICA’s fall 2018 pilgrimage to Rome, during which FADICA members participated in a workshop at the Gregorian University on child protection organized by Fr. Zollner and his Centre and University colleague Sr. Karolin Kuhn.
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. - Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), the leading network of Catholic philanthropists in the U.S., has chosen B.J. Cassin (of Los Altos) as the 2019 recipient of its St. Katharine Drexel Award for exemplary contributions to Catholic philanthropy.
By Alexia Kelley, President & CEO of FADICA
This blog post originally appeared in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's blog, Fresh Perspectives from the World of Philanthropy
I am delighted and honored to have recently joined Lake Institute on Faith & Giving Advisory Board. Its mission itself is an inspiration, as is the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from leaders across faith traditions to advance the field of faith-based philanthropy.
By Kielce Gussie, FADICA’s Undergraduate Philanthropy Leadership Intern
Most Catholic philanthropists at some point will hear about St. Katharine Drexel, patron saint of philanthropy, and will hopefully have the opportunity to learn more deeply about her life spent dedicated to serving people in need. St. Katharine is an especially inspiring figure for Catholic philanthropists – and here are at least five reasons why.
FADICA's report that studies what Catholic colleges and universities across the U.S. are doing to combat human trafficking has been featured in a new article by National Catholic Reporter on January 11, 2019, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Agents of Awakening: Review of Anti-Human Trafficking Activities at U.S. Catholic Colleges and Universities was spearheaded by FADICA's International Philanthropy Working Group, in which FADICA members take action on international, critical areas of concern for Catholic philanthropists.