Washington, DC - Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and principal facilitator of the 2012 world synod next fall on the “New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Faith” will address FADICA February 2nd.  

Cardinal Wuerl, who will be responsible for preparing a thematic report for discussion at the opening of the Synod, has been a leader in catechesis.  He is also a strong advocate for a well-grounded witness to the spiritually transformative power of the Catholic faith.

The donor and foundation group is meeting for its 36th annual meeting in Bonita Springs, FL.  The overall theme of the two-day conference is “The Spirit of Renewal: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic Philanthropy.”

FADICA is using the occasion to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.  Its conference will explore  the renewal of Catholicism and how religious philanthropy has furthered the Council’s aims.

Other speakers and panelists include:  Dr. Edward P. Hahnenberg John Carroll University; Dr. Massimo Faggioli, University of St. Thomas and the University of Turin; Dr. Nicholas P. Cafardi, Duquesne University; Dr. M. Cathleen Kaveny, University of Notre Dame; Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF, St. Paul Seminary and others.

FADICA is composed of private foundations and church-related grantmaking agencies who meet regularly for continuing education and interaction with Catholic leaders.