Catholic Extension is partnering with Fordham University to offer its second panel in a series of events responding to Pope Francis’ call to serve those on the margins. “Fordham Serving the Church on the Margins in America” will feature a panel of former Fordham graduates discussing their experiences transforming and improving the lives of Americans living on the margins of society.
Catholic Extension, a papal society that has been supporting Catholics on the margins in America since 1905, announced the formal launch of its U.S.-Latin American Sisters Exchange Program, which was made possible through an initial $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The program will span a five-year period and involve 10 Latin American congregations sending more than 30 women religious to dioceses throughout the United States.
Catholic Extension is happy to learn that Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., will become its next Chancellor following his appointment to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the next Archbishop of Chicago.
Catholic Extension’s funding history in the state of Texas dates all the way back to 1906, when a pair of grants to help build churches in the towns of La Lomita and Uvalde, Texas, were included in Catholic Extension’s very first group of grant payments made as an organization.
Three women religious from The Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are being recognized nationally for their work among the poor and immigrant people of Penitas, Texas, located near the U.S. – Mexico border. Catholic Extension has named the sisters as the 2014 recipients of its Lumen Christi Award, which in Latin means “Light of Christ.”