Be inspired by stories that demonstrate how vibrant faith communities are transforming lives in the poorest regions of the United States. Meet faith-filled people and learn about their unique ministries. See how the work of Catholic Extension is changing people's lives--and how these people are changing the world around them. Learn more at www.catholicextension.org.
In the Age of Anxiety, 'Be Not Afraid'
How do you find peace and confidence in today’s age of anxiety? Sister Marie-Paule Willem, Catholic Extension's 2018-19 Lumen Christi Award recipient, has spent a lifetime sharing the love of God in the most dire places, from living through Nazi occupation as a child to her current work serving women in detention in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Joe Boland, Catholic Extension's vice president of mission, sat down with Sister Willem to collect some of her hard-won wisdom and fascinating stories.
A Report from the Border
Catholic Extension's vice president of mission Joe Boland recently appeared on Relevant Radio to discuss what he saw at the U.S.-Mexico border on a recent trip to El Paso, Texas.
The Catholic Church is providing essential ministries to families--especially children--in need. You can learn more about these efforts by supporting our Family Reunification fund. Click here to learn more: https://www.catholicextension.org/stories/family-reunification-fund
George Washington embraced immigrants, and so does the Catholic Church
The United States has a distinct history of immigration, and the Catholic Church has a long history of lending support to immigrants. Dr. Tim Muldoon, director of mission education for Catholic Extension, offers a reflection on the historical role of the Church in helping these struggling communities as well as its current involvement in the issue.
Family Reunification Fund Supports Ministries on the Border
Joe Boland, Catholic Extension's vice president of mission, recently appeared on the Catholic Chicago radio program to discuss Catholic Extension's new Family Reunification fund.
The fund supports ministries that provide direct outreach and advocacy for immigrant families separated as a consequence of our broken immigration system.
A Glimpse of the Future of the Catholic Church in America
This coming November, four dioceses in the United States will celebrate 175-year anniversaries: Chicago, Hartford, Milwaukee, and Little Rock. A closer look at the history and present realities of these dioceses offers us a glimpse of the ways that the Catholic Church in the United States is growing and changing--and gives us hope for the future.
What is the mission of the Catholic Church?
Our director of mission education, Dr. Tim Muldoon has spent much of his career exploring the mission of the Church. Hear his thoughts.