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2008

Catholic Foundations Plan Discussion on New Era of Closer Cooperation

Washington, DC --- Catholic philanthropists in Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) will have a discussion on ways to encourage closer cooperation among themselves and with church leadership, as the nation experiences an unprecedented and severe economic recession.

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CCUSA Grants Over Two Million to Assist Congregations of Women Serving The Poor of New Orleans

Washington D.C. Catholic Charities USA has awarded $2,010,000 to congregations of women religious based in the New Orleans area to help them restore ministries to the poor, severely diminished, or completely destroyed by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

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Groundbreaking New Series on Women’s Spirituality

Washington, D.C. A ground breaking eight –volume series on women’s spirituality entitled: Called to Holiness will be unveiled October 7th in the nation’s capital at the Woodstock Center for Theology.

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Catholic Charities Works with FADICA/LCWR To Provide Recovery Aid for New Orleans Religious

Washington, DC -- The Disaster Relief Committee of Catholic Charities USA is working with FADICA and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in channeling relief to eight communities of sisters in New Orleans.

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Catholic Philanthropies Bring Post-Katrina Aid

Catholic Philanthropies Bring Post-Katrina Aid to New Orleans Nuns WASHINGTON -- Catholic philanthropies have delivered a big shot in the arm to eight New Orleans congregations of women religious still suffering from the massive devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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FADICA Membership Grows/ Family Foundations Welcomed/ New Members See Catholic Education as Philanthropic Priority

Washington, D.C. --- The Joseph Family Foundation of Diamond Bar, California, the Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst Foundation of Naples, Florida, the Doty Family Foundation of Fairfield, Connecticut, and the Big Shoulders Fund of Chicago were among those grant makers welcomed this summer to the FADICA membership.

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“Hope in Action” Theme of FADICA’s Annual Report/ Philanthropic Engagement Termed “Hopeful and Committed

New York, “Hope in Action” is the theme of the annual report to the membership of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities as it gathers June 6th for a review of the organization’s progress.

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Catholic Agencies Mobilized To Bring Emergency Aid to Suffering of Burma

Washington, DC --- International Catholic aid agency, Caritas International (sct@caritas.va) is working to coordinate Catholic worldwide emergency help to the victims of Cyclone Nygris which struck the country of Myanmar on May 3.

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Catholic Big Shoulders Fund Joins FADICA

Washington, DC --- The Catholic Big Shoulders Fund, a network of major Chicago donors banned together twenty two years ago at the invitation of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin to rescue Catholic schools in the Chicago Archdiocese, will be joining the FADICA organization.

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U.S. Catholic Philanthropy Plays Prominent Role in Church Worldwide

Washington, DC -- When Pope Benedict XVI greets the churches of Washington, DC, and New York during his visit April 15-20, he is expected to praise and thank millions of American Catholics who generously participate in the work of the church worldwide through their yearly contributions of material support and service.

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Foundation Study Underscores Need for Parishioner Engagement/ Pew Study Maps Religious Affiliation/ Ten Percent of Americans Are Former Catholics

Washington DC, A massive study based on 35,000 telephone interviews across the country has found large numbers of Catholics have drifted away from their church either to other faith groups or dropping out entirely.

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Foundation Leaders to Explore What’s Needed To Promote More Catholic School Innovation

New York --- The leaders of several private foundations will be meeting here June 6th to discuss what’s needed to promote more innovation in Catholic schools.The meeting, sponsored by FADICA, draws its impetus from a grant makers’ conference held last January 24-25 in Naples, Florida, entitled: Catholic Schools A New Chapter in An Old Story.

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Gerard S. Garey, Foundation Leader Remembered as Quiet and Effective Community Builder

Wilmington, DE - - Mr. Gerard S. Garey, a well known leader in Catholic philanthropy died February 29, at his home in Fairfax, Delaware, following a long illness.Mr. Garey directed the Wilmington-based Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities for many decades retiring eight years ago.

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Leavey Foundation Chair Among Four New FADICA Board Members

Kathleen McCarthy, Chair of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and an influential leader in a number of charitable activities nationally, and in Southern California, has been elected to the FADICA board of directors. Mrs. McCarthy has been an active member of FADICA for many years and recently helped form a four-member steering committee for FADICA’s capital campaign, Faith Shaping the Future. ...

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Foundation Community Mourns the Loss of Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.

Washington, DC - - Renowned Jesuit scholar and preacher and winner of FADICA’s Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award for his work to improve the quality of preaching in American parishes, died February 16, 2008 of natural causes.

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Catholic Donors Told Leadership and Accountability Key to Future of Catholic Schools

A national conference of Catholic school experts and philanthropists held in association with FADICA’s 32nd annual meeting finds that more innovative school leadership, transparent and accountable school operations, and hands-on help from the higher educational institutions hold the key to the future of Catholic schools. ...

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