Webinar: Financial Transparency for Dioceses

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FEBRUARY 11, 2021

7AM Pacific | 11AM Eastern | 4PM Central European | 11PM Philippines

Financial Transparency for Dioceses

Throughout the world, Catholic Dioceses face tremendous challenges in achieving financial transparency. A combination of factors, including cultural, legal, and political, directly impact how each diocese is able to practice financial transparency. This webinar will look at some of the main challenges and recommend principles for best practices.



Archbishop Anthony Muheria

His Grace Most Rev. Archbishop Anthony Muheria was born on May 27, 1963 at Kaburugi in Murang’a County. After high school he obtained a BSc in Science and Civil Engineering at Nairobi University in 1984. For five years he worked as a consultant engineer and then he joined Opus Dei. He was sent to Rome to study at Holy Cross University where he obtained a licentiate and degree in theology. He was ordained a priest on 13 June 1993. He returned to Kenya and worked in the Opus Dei regional offices as head of education, in charge of a programme for the human, professional, doctrinal and spiritual formation of Opus Dei members. He was also a spiritual assistant in schools and Opus Dei institutes and he preached in retreats. He was ordained as Bishop of Embu in 2003, where he served for five years before his posting to Kitui Diocese in 2008.

James Lundholm-Eades

Jim Lundholm-Eades is Senior Consultant for Leadership Roundtable and, until his retirement, served as Director of Programs and Services. Previously he was Director of Parish Services and Planning for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jim has also been Associate Director of Catholic Education for this Archdiocese and Director of Catholic Social Services (Like the American Catholic Charities) in a diocese in his home country, Australia. His ministry has covered multiple fields in both Australia and the United States over 36 years. Jim holds graduate degrees in Pastoral Counseling, Counseling, Educational Administration and Business Administration. He is a Minnesota licensed teacher and superintendent. He has published works include areas such as best practices in Church management (America), diocesan strategic planning (video for Leadership Roundtable), effective presbyteral councils (Touchstones), and effective parish pastoral councils (video). He has been a national speaker on Catholic Church and Catholic school planning for several national Catholic organizations. He teaches graduate level courses including Strategic Planning for Catholic Parishes and Schools, Administration and Stewardship and Catholic School Finance for the Murray Institute at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

Fr. Cristian Mendoza

Father Cristian Mendoza holds the position of associate professor of Catholic Social Doctrine in the School of Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He teaches likewise at the School of Church Communications a course regarding the economic dimension of the Catholic Church. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Holy Cross Promotion and Development Department and serves as a liaison in Rome for various foundations and sponsoring associations in Belgium, Chile, Colombia, France, Mexico, the United States and Spain. He was Resident Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School for the Fall 2018 term and is developing a Board for Inclusive Growth in collaboration with a number of Business Schools in Latin America such as IPADE Business School in Mexico and ESE Business School in Chile. He is a Catholic priest incardinated in the Prelature of Opus Dei.

Pia de Solenni

Dr. Pia de Solenni

Pia de Solenni. SThD is a theologian, ethicist, and cultural analyst. She recently served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, California, and Theological Advisor to the Bishop. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and National Review Online. She is also a consultant member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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