In the spirit of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of poverty, Catholic Charities Fort Worth is launching an innovative program designed to lead the poor along a path to economic independence and an improved quality of life. Aptly named “The Padua Pilot,” the program aims at lifting the poor out of poverty long-term and breaking the cycle of dependency that has kept them there.
As Catholics throughout the United States prepare for Pope Francis’ visit this summer, the Knights of Columbus has been preparing in a special way, with record-setting charity. With Texas leading the way, the Knights of Columbus set a record in 2014 for charitable donations and service hours.
Changes are ahead for the diocese’s annual appeal, starting with a new brand and a renewed effort to put a face to the lives impacted by the diocesan programs, services, and ministries, which are dependent on the critical funding and resources raised each year.