Press Releases


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.


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.