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 the priestly ministry under the attentive guidance, supervision and evaluation of a formation faculty of priests and religious.
In 1962 Morality in Media was established in New York City to combat pornography. In 2015, the name Morality in Media was changed to National Center on Sexual Exploitation. They promote the WRAP Campaign. The White Ribbon Against Pornography takes place at the end of October. A NCOSE newsletter is sent out with each National Quarterly.
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.
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 toiletry articles to place on board ships in ports at Christmas time.
Covenant House was founded 38 years ago with the mission to help homeless children. 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 children.
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.
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.
Catholic Extension was originally founded in 1905, to help Catholics in remote areas lacking church buildings and resources. Their vision is to raise money to help bring the Catholic Church to these isolated communities. Today Catholic Extension serves 87 "mission dioceses", funds approximately 2,000 projects annually throughout the United States and its territories.
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.