- May 23, 2020
About 100 ordinations were scheduled to occur this year in the nation’s 87 mission dioceses supported by Catholic Extension, but the coronavirus has changed everything and left a cloud of uncertainty.
Catholic churches around the globe are an integral part of daily life, providing community, acts of charity and support for the elderly and vulnerable, but now the poorest among them are in dire straits, including churches in the most under-resourced corners of the United States.
Cardinal Alvaro Ramazzini of Guatemala visited a community in Mississippi affected by the largest ICE raid in US history.
Father Jack Wall, president of Catholic Extension, presented the Chicago-based mission organization’s 2019-2020 Lumen Christi Award to Shreveport native Mack McCarter Nov. 21.
Mack McCarter, who has spent a lifetime helping hurting communities by building “a system of caring relationships,” starting in his hometown of Shreveport, is the winner of Catholic Extension’s 2019-2020 Lumen Christi Award.
Catholic Extension will be helping families left without their main financial supporter in Mississippi, where families lost their breadwinner after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out massive raids Aug. 7.