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.”
Local communities responding to humanitarian crisis are in need of operations and daily support
Catholic Extension announced today that for the first time ever its stories of hope and goodness will be featured on a major media outlet. In conjunction with the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN), Catholic Extension will be showcased in episodes for a new series titled “The Church Universal,” to be broadcast to EWTN’s 230 million television households.
Youth from Darien, Conn., and Hicksville, N.Y., have just returned from a weeklong trip to Ohio where they helped serve disadvantaged children at the Project Grow Inner City Art Camp in Youngstown before moving on to a youth conference in Steubenville
What began as a unifying project for kids in Salinas, Calif., has helped make possible a weeklong summer camp for fellow children of migrant farmworkers in Hartville, Ohio, thanks to an unselfish act of generosity. It began when the Cristo Rey Youth Group (Diocese of Monterey, Calif.) submitted a video as part of Extension Day, an initiative of Catholic Extension, a national nonprofit committed to strengthening and building the Catholic faith in some of America’s poorest areas. The organization has a special relationship with young Catholics, providing more than $3 million annually in support of programs that engage youth and nurture future church leaders.