The Driehaus Challenge

Richard H. Driehaus

Business executive and Catholic Extension donor Richard H. Driehaus

“It is part of our Catholic education, faith and heritage to contribute to those most in need,” said Richard Driehaus, a Catholic Extension donor and the originator of the $500,000 Challenge Grant, in the Spring issue of EXTENSION magazine.  Click here to learn more about his perspective on generosity, responsibility and Catholic Extension.

The heart of Camden, Mississippi

In a small, rural community where 60 percent of the people live below poverty level and only 2 percent are Catholic, it would have been easy to let Sacred Heart fade away. But a small group of committed parishioners and church leaders made a different decision. From the latest issue of EXTENSION Magazine, read how Catholic Extension has helped this tenacious parish help itself and become an inspiration to all Catholics across America.

The Power of Youth Outreach in Montana

Dan Thies, right, is the program coordinator for C.Y.R.O and helps kids like Alex Neu, left, embrace their Catholicism.

It began a decade ago as a vision shared by the leaders of a small Catholic parish in Bigfork, a remote community in northwest Montana in the Diocese of Helena: a program to connect local high school youth across the small churches throughout the region with their Catholic faith. Today, with support from Catholic Extension, this simple vision has become a reality: the Catholic Youth Rural Outreach (C.Y.R.O.) program.  Read this article from the Spring issue of Extension about how CYRO is creating a new generation of leaders in the Church and inspiring parishes throughout the region.

Traveling Exhibit — Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America


Did you know more than 110 US colleges and universities were founded by Catholic sisters?  In the Spring issue of Extension Magazine, we take a closer look at a new traveling exhibit touring museums across the country called Women & Sprit: Catholic Sisters in America that celebrates the invaluable contributions women religious have made to our nation.

Celebrating Women Religious

In the Spring 2010 issue of Extension, Father Wall talks with four sisters about women religious today and the transformative power of faith in communities.  Click here to read the full roundtable discussion, which linked sisters across the nation—from a community center in the plains of Idaho to a mission in the shadow of Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World in Florida.