The Catholic Home Missions is an organization founded in 1924 by the American Board of Catholic Missions (ABCM) with the aim of helping and supporting poor dioceses in the United States.Their effort focuses principally on providing religious education. Since 1998 U.S. bishops have conducted an annual appeal in parishes across the country, with the proceeds going to dioceses in the United States and its territories.
In 1919 missionary directors from throughout the United States met at the University of Notre Dame to organize a national missionary society, the American Board of Catholic Missions, to serve the missions at home and abroad. Their focus was soon changed when the Society for the Propagation of the Faith was founded in Rome, with offices in countries around the world, for the support of missions worldwide. In 1924 the national mission society was refounded as a society in support of those missions in the United States and its territories that did not receive funds from the Propagation of the Faith. In 1972 ABCM became the Bishops' Committee on the Home Missions, a standing committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
In 2016 parish collections across the United States provided $9 million for programs in 84 dioceses, ranging from evangelization, to Hispanic ministry, to education for seminarians and lay ministers.An annual report is produced by the USCCB Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions. The Subcommittee also produces a quarterly newsletter Neighbors which acquaints Catholics with the various missionary works being subsidized.
The Armenian Catholic Church is one of the Eastern particular churches sui iuris of the Catholic Church. They accept the leadership of the Bishop of Rome, known as the papal supremacy, and therefore are in full communion with the Catholic Church, including both the Latin Church and the 22 other Eastern Catholic Churches. The Armenian Catholic Church is regulated by Eastern canon law, namely the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.
The Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church, also known in the United States as the Byzantine Catholic Church, is an Eastern Catholic church that uses the Byzantine Rite for its liturgies, laws, and cultural identity. It is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic churches that are in full communion with the Holy See. There are two main communities within the church: American and European. In the United States, the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh is self-governing. In Europe, Ruthenian Catholics are immediately subject to the Holy See. The European branch has an eparchy in Ukraine and another in the Czech Republic.
Francis Eugene George was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago (1997–2014) and also served as Bishop of Yakima (1990–1996) and Archbishop of Portland, Oregon (1996–1997).
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is an international association coordinating assistance for Catholic missionary priests, brothers, and nuns in mission areas. The society is the oldest of four Pontifical Mission Societies of the Roman Catholic Church.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is the episcopal conference of the Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1966 as the joint National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) and United States Catholic Conference (USCC), it is composed of all active and retired members of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the bishops in the six dioceses form their own episcopal conference, the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference. The bishops in U.S. insular areas in the Pacific Ocean – the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, and the Territory of Guam – are members of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific.
The St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Chicago is an Eastern Catholic eparchy (diocese) for Syro-Malabar Catholics in the United States. The eparchy (diocese) was erected by Pope John Paul II on 13 March 2001. It is one of the four eparchies (dioceses) of the Syro-Malabar Church outside India. It has jurisdiction over Syro-Malabar Catholics in the entire USA, including Knanaya Catholics in the US. The seat of the bishop is the Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral based in Chicago, Illinois. The first and current bishop of the eparchy (diocese) is Mar Jacob Angadiath, serving since July 2001. Mar Joy Alappat was installed as an auxiliary bishop since September 2014.
The American College of the Immaculate Conception, or the American College of Louvain, was a Roman Catholic seminary in Leuven, Belgium, which operated under the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Founded in 1857, the American College closed as a seminary in June 2011.
The Ethiopian Catholic Church is a Metropolitan sui iuris Eastern particular church within the Catholic Church, established in 1930 in Ethiopia.
Joseph Nathaniel Perry is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Martin David Holley is an American bishop of the Catholic Church who served as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, from 2016 to 2018. He was an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., from 2004 to 2016.
John Michael Botean is an American Eastern Catholic prelate of the Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic.
William Stephen Skylstad is an American Roman Catholic Bishop. He is Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane in Washington retiring June 30, 2010. He is a former President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), having served after Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia and before Cardinal Francis Eugene George, O.M.I., of Chicago, Illinois. Bishop Skylstad was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker, in Oregon, effective January 24, 2011, upon the appointment of Bishop Robert F. Vasa as Coadjutor Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California.
The Pontifical Association of the Holy Childhood or Missionary Childhood Association, is a Catholic children's association for the benefit of foreign missions. It is one of four Pontifical Mission Societies and is dedicated to fostering children’s awareness of the missionary nature of the Church.
Catholic Extension is a national fundraising 501(c)(3) organization which supports and strengthens poor mission dioceses across the United States. They provide funding and resources to dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. This support is given based on need, passion and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith.
The Pontifical Mission Societies, known in some countries as Missio, is the name of a group of Catholic missionary societies that are under the jurisdiction of the Pope. These organizations include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Society of St. Peter the Apostle, the Holy Childhood Association and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.
The Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU) is a Catholic missionary society founded by blessed Paolo Manna in 1916, a missionary who served in Myanmar. Its aim is to increase awareness of the Church's worldwide mission among people engaged in pastoral ministry. It is one of four Pontifical Mission Societies of the Roman Catholic Church.
Yousif Behnam Habash is an Iraqi-born bishop of the Syriac Catholic Church. Since 2010, he has been the Eparch of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark.
Jeffrey Marc Monforton is the bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville in the US state of Ohio. He was named the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville on July 3, 2012.
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