National Charities

  • In addition to 5 major National Projects, there are ten National Charities endorsed and supported by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

    Local courts are able to choose from the following charities:

    Apostleship of the Sea
    Catholic Relief Services
    Covenant House
    The Disaster Relief Fund
    Catholic Extension
    Missions of Charity
    Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
    North American College
    Tutwiler Clinic
    Human Life International

    Apostleship of the Sea
    In 1920 Port Ministry was conceived. Its goal is to provide spiritual, physical, and psychological services to seamen at port locations in the United States. They are always happy to receive toilet articles to place on board ships in ports at Christmas time.

    Catholic Relief Services
    In 1943 this international project was started to provide assistance to the people in the poorest parts of the world. They reach out to more than 100 countries with support such as food, medical supplies and religious assistance.

    Covenant House 
    Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the mission to help homeless kids. Today, Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids.

    The Disaster Relief
    The Catholic Daughters maintain a Disaster Fund to which our members contribute. At the request of the State Regent where a disaster occurs, monetary assistance is forwarded to the Bishop of that diocese for distribution. Recently donations were made to Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas due to hurricanes. Relief was sent to Mexico, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Texas experiencing major flooding. Dioceses received funds in Arkansas following tornados and West Virginia during a mine disaster.

  • Catholic Extension ...works in solidarity with people to build up vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities among the poor and in America’s poorest regions.

    Missions of Charity - Mother Teresa 
    On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start her own order, “The Missionaries of Charity”, whose primary task was to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after. In 1965 the Society became an International Religious Family by a decree of Pope Paul VI.


    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception...Helping maintain our beautiful Basilica in Washington DC.

    North American College
    Formation of men for the Priesthood of Jesus Christ at the Pontifical North American College is characterized by the four pillars of priestly formation as described in human, spiritual, intellectual, and academic development. There are about 160 seminarians, as well as numerous faculty members and graduate students, from across the United States, Canada and Australia who devote  themselves to personal formation for priestly ministry under the attentive guidance, supervision and evaluation of a formation faculty of priests and religious.

    Tutwiler Clinic
    The Tutwiler Clinic operates under the direction of Sister-Doctor Anne Brooks. It serves the poorest of the poor in the Bayou country. It runs totally through donations allowing medical help to those who do not have the ability to seek or pay for services. The Tutwiler Clinic is always happy to receive medical supplies/samples and over the counter medicines as well as clothes. Quilting and sewing supplies are always welcome. They sell quilting items in an attempt to become self-sufficient.

    Human Life International
    Human Life International (HLI) is a US based Roman Catholic anti-abortion organization.  It is one of the largest anti-abortion organizations in the US and the largest international pro-life organization in the world.  It has affiliates and associates in over 80 nations worldwide and has sent representatives to approximately 160 locations. Through their global mission Human Life International is-

    1. Training local leaders and make a lasting impact on communities around the world through doctors and teachers.
    2. Helping families choose life by providing counseling, healthcare and other resources to expecting mothers in crisis.
    3. Going beyond abortion by bringing Christ’s teaching on life and family to the world including chastity, marriage, end of life issues and more.

    Human Life International truly builds a pro-life culture.