Founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in Utica, New York, Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) has grown into the largest national organization of Catholic women in the United States and Central America. Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, its members are united by their faith in Jesus Christ and their devotion to the Church and the Holy See. Our CDA emblem is the cross and the crown which symbolize the reward promised to the faithful.
The purpose of the organization is to participate in the religious, charitable, and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their special God-given talents in a meaningful way to positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.
CDA welcomes all Catholic women, lay and religious, 18 or older who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities.