The Spring 2013 issue of Extension magazine covers the 500th anniversary of the Church in the Americas and an incredible annual procession for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in New Mexico.
Catholic Extension's annual Christmas issue features the 2012 Lumen Christi Award recipients, the Felician Sisters, holy men and women from mission dioceses (Fr. Rother, Bishop Baraga, St. Kateri), and a commentary from Hosffman Ospino about Latinos on the path to canonization.
In this issue, you'll join us in exploring our mission of extending faith like never before. Read about our initiatives to strengthen Catholic schools, develop lay leadership and nurture campus ministries. Together with our mission dioceses, we are extending the faith to ensure the growth and vibrancy of the Catholic Church across America!
Explore one of the most well-known legacies of Catholic Extension; in this issue, you’ll read about the churches you have helped us build across America. Learn how your generous gifts have been used to build communities of faith that extend beyond those physical church walls. You’ll also meet the 2012 Lumen Christi Award finalists—join us in celebrating these hidden heroes who are spreading the light of Christ in the mission dioceses.
Celebrate a new springtime in the Church with Catholic Extension! In this issue, discover how increasing numbers of men with vocations to the priesthood offer the promise of a bright future for our country’s mission dioceses.
In our 2011 Christmas Wish List, discover 25 ways that Catholic Extension donors can respond to the most heartfelt needs of poor mission dioceses. Also, help us celebrate Sister Gabriella Williams, OP, the 2011 Lumen Christi Award recipient whose inspiring work has touched the lives of migrant farm workers in the Coachella Valley of southern California.
Rejoice in the inspiring work of the current and future leaders of the Church! Read about young students from Frances Xavier Warde School in Chicago who are learning stewardship along with math and science. You’ll also meet our 2011 Lumen Christi nominees and a group of dynamic young adults poised to make a big difference at home in their mission dioceses.
Just as Pope Benedict called for a “New Evangelization,” Catholic Extension is on a mission to build faith, inspire hope and ignite change across our country. Discover the many ways that Catholics in poor mission dioceses are taking this call to heart. From a port-side ministry to a festival with deeply spiritual roots, efforts of evangelization are prevalent across our great land.
Catholic Extension brings you the stories of faith-filled young adults who, even in the face of struggle, remain committed to making a difference in their communities. You’ll also meet youth ministers from across the country who are mobilizing the young people in their dioceses, preparing them to embrace their role as the future of our Catholic Church.
Join us as we spotlight the work of Father Ed Kohler, pastor of Little Flower Parish, who has served the Blackfeet Nation for more than 35 years. Our 2010 Lumen Christi Award recipient, Father Kohler has been a source of hope for a faith community stricken with poverty and social issues.
Join us on a Journey Across America! Peruse this special photo issue for a glimpse of the faces and the landscapes that continuously inspire our mission to support the Catholic Church in the United States.
Uncover the promising future of the Church in America. From increasing numbers of enthusiastic young priests to an institute designed to train dynamic lay leaders, these stories highlight the inspiring leaders who will carry Catholics into the next generation.