The Circle of Love illustrates that CDA serves the needs of the Church and community, donates to charities and administers scholarship programs in seven ways: Spiritual Enhancement, Leadership, Legislation, Quality of Life, Education, Youth and Family.
Supporting the role and dignity of the family and discerning ways the Church and society can renew a commitment to the family founded upon the marriage between a man and a woman.
Dedicated and inspired leadership over the last 100 years has made CDA one of the largest Catholic women’s organizations in the world through generous gifts of time and talent.
Court Our Lady of Light: service focused on spiritual growth for ourselves and those we serve.
Our obligation is to become better informed on public issues, and addressing morals and human dignity by supporting Church teaching on human life, human rights, justice and peace while not endorsing any candidates or political parties.
Quality of Life issues of our national and local programs are the heart of our ministering to the needs of all peoples. We’re called to reach out with compassion and support to be the helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow and sickness.
Though many, we’re united in a desire for true faithfulness and pursue spiritual growth through time with God in prayer and scripture study, and service in parish liturgy and ministries.
Tomorrow’s promise lives in today’s youth for they will be the leaders, the citizens and the church of tomorrow. In responding to their needs today, we shape a better future for all. Junior CDA was founded in 1926, for girls age 6 to 18 years old, to nurture personal and spiritual growth; to promote service to others and to foster an awareness and appreciation of diversity through a variety of suggested activities and experiences under a threefold program of message, service and community. University Campus Courts bridge the journey from childhood to adulthood within CDA.
It has been said that education literally means "a drawing out" of a person's talent as well as "a putting in" of knowledge or instruction. Each year the local courts sponsor an education contest with the winning entries being submitted onto the state level. Those winning entries are then submitted for the national contest.
National Charities: Pontifical North American College Seminary, Morality in Media combating pornography, Catholic Relief Services founded in 1943 assists people in the poorest parts of the world in over 100 countries, Apostleship of the Sea supports U.S. seamen, Covenant House for homeless kids, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Tutwiler Clinic for the poor in Bayou County, and Laboure Society for vocations.
Local Charities: Crisis Pregnancy Resources Centers, Women's Shelters, Diocesean Projects, Seminarian Support, Catholic Radio and Parish Projects.