Catholic Daughters

Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See.


Who Are The Catholic Daughters?
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas.   The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) was founded in Utica, New York in 1903 by John E. Carberry and several other Knights of Columbus as a charitable, benevolent and patriotic sorority for Catholic ladies. Catholic Daughter women enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities. Girls and young women ages 8-18 can join the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas. 
They donate to 5 national charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” 

Mission Statement: "Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all."

The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.”

National web site:

Nebraska web site:

Here in Norfolk, we are Court St. Monica # 877
We meet 10 times a year: August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, & June.
We meet at the Sacred Heart Parish Center at 6:30 on the 3rd Monday of these months.

Our officers are:

  • Regent:  Cindy Miller
  • Vice Regent:  Carolyn Linde
  • Financial Secretary: Mary Throener
  • Treasurer:  Theresa Moore
  • Recording Secretary:  Marianne Wright