Press Releases


Catholic Extension, a national fundraising organization that has been supporting Catholics on the margins since 1905, affirms the immense contribution that women religious continue to have in the U.S. Catholic Church. Catholic Extension supports the ministry of more than 300 sisters in the U.S., echoes the sincere gratitude expressed today by The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life for “the presence of women religious in the United States and for all that they contribute to the Church’s evangelizing mission.”

Panel Event at Fordham University

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.

Latin American Sisters Exchange Program Kicks Off

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.

Bishop Cupich

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.


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.”