2015

Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) released the report Understanding U.S. Catholic Sisters Today on December 9, 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.

FADICA joins in prayer for the Synod on the Family, which is taking place at the Vatican from Oct 4th to October 25th.  At the first official session, Pope Francis emphasized the church must be “a ‘field hospital’ with doors wide open to whoever knocks in search of help and support; to reach out to others with true love, to walk with our fellow men and women who suffer, to include them and guide them to the wellspring of salvation.

FADICA President Alexia Kelley welcomes Pope Francis to the U.S., on behalf of the FADICA Board of Directors and its members. In sharing her enthusiasm about his visit, she said, “I pray that Pope Francis’ historic visit will touch hearts and minds, so that the gospel will take root, where the poor and vulnerable shall be first, and the care for human dignity and God’s creation is central.”

On the eve of his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis affectionately connected with audiences in three U.S. cities in surprise virtual town hall meetings. In Chicago, Cristo Rey Jesuit students gathered to video chat in the very same school chapel FADICA members visited during their June 2014 meeting.