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2014

Pope Francis Inspires Catholic Giving - New Survey Released Today by FADICA

  Since his election a year ago today, Pope Francis’ message of hope and compassion has strongly resonated with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In order to understand the impact of Pope Francis on current and future Catholic giving to the Church and related activities, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) commissioned a nationwide survey of 1,003 Catholic adults.

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Cardinal Felix Recognized for Work with Poor & Disenfranchised

At the first papal consistory held earlier this year, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Kelvin Edward Felix to Cardinal in recognition of Cardinal Felix’s lifetime of selfless service to the poor and disenfranchised. ...

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A Different Africa in Wake of Ebola Epidemic

On the ground in Liberia, Msgr. Robert Vitillo of Caritas International reflects on the "No Touch" policy in place to address the current Ebola epidemic in Ebola-affected countries in Africa. ...

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Charitable Giving Bouncing Back, Slower for Religious Organizations

Charitable giving by Americans continues to rise according to Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2013.  Unfortunately, charitable contributions to religious organizations have not kept up the pace. ...

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Pentecostal Reflection

During this season of Pentecost, Pope Francis has invited us to reflect on the ways we allow the Holy Spirit to come and transform our own lives. ...

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Hispanic Parish Ministry Key to US Catholicism

The future of Catholicism in the U.S. relies heavily on the Church’s ability to attract and retain young Hispanics, according to a new study recently released by Boston College in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University. ...

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FADICA Celebrates Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II

FADICA joins Catholics around the world in celebrating the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.  This unique ceremony, held on April 27th, marked a historic moment for the Catholic Church and the first time two popes have been canonized simultaneously. ...

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Catholic Philanthropists Build Sustainable Models for Catholic Schools

Catholic philanthropists are helping create sustainable models for Catholic schools, explains Christine Healey, FADICA Affinity Group co-chair on Catholic Schools and President of the Healey Education Foundation, in a recent interview with National Catholic Reporter. ...

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Youth Celebrate Impact of Women Religious

Over 75 young people in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO, shared how women religious have played a meaningful role in their lives and communities in a recent essay contest held by the Incarnate Word Foundation, a FADICA member. ...

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FADICA Seeks Graduate "Catholic Schools" Fellow

The FADICA Graduate Fellow (“fellow”) serves as part of a staff team to deliver high quality services to the association’s members.  ...

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FADICA Paid Internship Applications Now Being Accepted

FADICA, a leading organization of Catholic foundations and philanthropists, seeks undergraduate interns to assist with the goals and projects of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is interested in learning about and engaging in the world of philanthropy, the mission of the Catholic Church, and/or community service and the common good. ...

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Study on Sister-Affiliated Ministries Released by the Sisters of Charity Foundations of South Carolina and Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundations of South Carolina and of Cleveland, both FADICA Members, recently released the results of a ten-year study on Support for Sister-Affiliated Ministries during Challenging Times. ...

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Hilton Foundation Awards Grant to Women Religious

The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) recently received a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. NRRO initiatives will help religious communities in the United States address retirement-funding shortfalls, improve future services, and identify best practices. ...

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