National Leadership Roundtable holds Regional Meeting

More than 80 leaders attended the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management’s Regional Roundtable—Philadelphia on September 30, 2013, at the Union League Club in Philadelphia. Regional Roundtable participants engaged in dialogue about the Leadership Roundtable’s vision, with a panel presentation from the group’s newly installed chairman, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) James Dubik, and Executive Director Kerry Robinson. Small […]

Preserving Our Catholic Stories

Breakthroughs in digitization and computing technologies have led to a digital humanities revolution. Historians can now, in theory, search for every trace of a person, relate themes across documents and write history rich with almost forgotten details.  Technological advances have indeed made a vast body of historical newspapers and documents instantly accessible to scholars and […]

SOAR! Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!)—a  group of lay people who ensure the financial well being  of Catholic religious congregations to care for their elderly and infirm members—reports  that 644 religious congregations of women and men  in the U.S. will benefit from  recently approved grants totaling $1,125,621. The SOAR! board of directors approved the grants in […]

Catholic Scholars Show How Church Dynamics At Vatican II Explain Present Challenges In Catholic Life/Philanthropic Leaders Urged to Reflect Deeply on Their “Intermediary” Role

Washington D.C. – An energetic discussion between top U.S. experts on the Second Vatican Council and Catholic philanthropists, sheds light on today’s differing outlooks between advocates and opponents of change in the church. The conference’s sixty-page edited proceedings entitled: The Spirit of Renewal: Vatican II and the Future of Catholic Philanthropy were released today by FADICA. The […]

Foundations Asked to Explore Partnership with Extension and Home Mission Dioceses to Create Positions for Training New Lay Leaders/Proposal Would Address Hispanic Growth

Washington, DC – – The President of the Catholic Church Extension Society invited members of the Catholic foundation world earlier this month to work in a $15 Million partnership over the next three years to create one hundred new Hispanic leadership positions within the home mission territories of the United States. In a talk before members […]

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. […]

Catholic Funding Guide Sixth Edition Published / New Version Offered For First Time By Online Subscription

Washington, D.C. – – The Catholic Funding Guide, a directory and database providing information on 1,189 private, corporate, fraternal, and church based funding agencies, has just been published. The Guide, now in its eleventh year of publication, has been used by thousands of parishes, schools, universities, healthcare institutions, and missionary groups as a resource for preparing grant proposals […]