Catholic Extension/ FADICA Conference on Sisters Finds Them Giving Life, Hope and Leadership to Laity in Areas of Poverty/ Father Wall Calls Their Witness the Power of Apostles

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. The conference which included forty foundation trustees, Extension personnel, Catholic sisters from rural Mississippi, as well as Navaho and Apache communities in the […]

FADICA to Confer Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award on Bishop Ramirez

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. Bishop Ramirez was chosen to receive the award from the Catholic philanthropic community, […]

Sisters Working in Underserved Regions to Tell Their Story/FADICA and Catholic Church Extension Hold Joint Conference Honoring Religious Women

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. The conference, entitled: The Leadership and Philanthropy of Women Religious: A […]

As New School Year Approaches Catholic Donors Continue to See Empty Seats, Rising Costs and Charters Taking A Toll On Parochial Schools

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. Judging from a spate of news reports from older metropolitan areas of the country, […]

Catholic Foundation World Mourns Death of Father Paul Locatelli, S.J.

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. “We have lost a good friend, holy priest, and brilliant educational leader”, said Dr. […]

FADICA Launches Search for Executive Vice President

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. In making the announcement, FADICA’s President, Dr. Francis J. Butler, pointed […]

Mother M. Clare Millea, ASCJ, Tells Catholic Foundations that Visitation Has No Hidden Agenda / First Priority is New Life and Renewed Communication

Los Angeles – – Mother M. Clare Millea, ASCJ, Apostolic Visitator for the Vatican’s Congregation on Religious Life, told thirty-five members of FADICA gathered here on May 13-14, 2010, that the current examination of apostolic communities of women religious in the U.S. is more a process of self evaluation, reflection and affirmation than a probe of […]

Global Ministries of Sisters Spotlighted At Next FADICA Conference in L.A.

Los Angeles, CA – – The members of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities will gather here May 13-14 to take part in the second in a series of conferences this year on the ministry of women religious. The invitation only gathering entitled: The Leadership and Philanthropy of Women Religious: Global Partnerships for Human Progress, will […]

6.9 Million Gift to Benefit Georgetown University’s Catholic Programs”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Georgetown University announced that it received a $6.9 million gift from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation of Los Angeles to create and name three programs that will enrich the university’s 220-year-old Catholic and Jesuit heritage. The Leavey Foundation has been a member of FADICA for twenty eight years and its chair, […]

Y and H Soda Foundation and Catholic Medical Mission Board Welcomed to FADICA Membership

Washington, D.C. – – A California based private foundation interested in Catholic organizations helping underserved populations of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, and an international medical aid agency were welcomed to the FADICA network of funders January 28, at the organization’s thirty fourth annual meeting. The Y and H Soda Foundation was founded by the late […]