Chicago, IL - - Catholic funders joined together with the Catholic Church Extension Society October 15th for a conference celebrating the ministry of sisters in the 88 home mission dioceses of the United States.

Chicago, IL - - The Board of Directors of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), will confer the organization's highest recognition, the Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award, on Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B, of the Diocese of Las Cruces, on October 14, 2010.

Chicago, IL - - Members of the Catholic foundation world in cooperation with the Catholic Church Extension Society, a leading funding agency for the 88 home mission dioceses of the United States, will gather here October 15th to celebrate the leadership and ministerial service of Catholic sisters.

Washington, DC - - Catholic dioceses and parishes around the country continue to report mounting problems in keeping their schools afloat amidst a lackluster economy, rising costs, increasing competition for students by new charter schools, and financing arrangements that are not working.

Washington, DC - - Father Paul Locatelli, S.J. a philanthropic advisor and expert on Catholic higher education, and a frequent guest at gatherings of Foundations and Donors Interest in Catholic Activities, died on July 12, 2010 after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Washington, D.C. - - The leading membership association of major grantmakers to Catholic sponsored programs and institutions, FADICA has opened a month long search for candidates for a senior level position which will enhance public awareness of FADICA's work and mission in faith based philanthropy.