With Memorial Day weekend upon us, Catholic Extension would like to acknowledge the service of all the military personnel and veterans who have sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom. This year we especially remember the contributions of Father Thaddeus Searles, a World War II veteran and longtime supporter of Catholic Extension.
If you are discouraged by what you are hearing about Catholicism in the United States from the latest Pew Research Center report, I encourage you to follow Catholic Extension’s work more closely. We can show you places in our nation where the Catholic Church’s missionary spirit is alive and where the Church is growing. Here are just a few examples of tremendous growth the Church is experiencing across the United States.
Three Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary--Sister Carolyn Kosub, Sister Emily Jocson and Sister Fatima Santiago--were honored this week by the Texas State Senate for their tireless dedication to serving the poor in one of the most impoverished areas of the country.
We asked several of the young adult leaders whose work we support in mission dioceses across the country to share some of their thoughts on the season of Lent. We hope their words will inspire you on your own journey through these 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Catholic Extension is excited to participate in National Catholic Sisters Week by recognizing extraordinary women religious supported by Catholic Extension in some of the poorest places in America. The week is held in conjunction with National Women’s History Month and also falls during the Year of Consecrated Life as designated by Pope Francis.
The Vatican's recently released report on women religious affirmed their immense contribution to the Catholic Church in the United States.
St. Paul Church in Onaway, Michigan preserves beautiful church with $15,000 matching grant