Church Management Report from Rome

With the Program of Church Management team in Rome and Fr. Luis Navarro (Center), Rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. You can see the dome of St. Peter’s behind us. There’s no need to tell you what an incredibly challenging year this has been. Everyone has experienced it in their own way. READ MORE

The Culture of Encounter

The past week has seen a lot of chaos in the religious and secular press over comments Pope Francis made about civil unions. The comments appeared in the recently released documentary Francesco. While it now appears that the Holy Father’s comments were taken out of context, the issue of encounter — and how we speak READ MORE

The Church, Accountability, and Money

  As I wrote to you last week, when it comes to the current events in Rome surrounding Cardinal Angelo Becciu and Vatican financial dealings, I only know to expect the unexpected. This week brought the news that the Cardinal (stripped of his rights as a cardinal by Pope Francis as announced on September 24) READ MORE

Fratelli Tutti: The Art of Encounter

Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship, was released by Pope Francis on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Fr. Robert Gahl, Vice Chair of the Program of Church Management, offers an initial reflection on the meaning and lessons of the encyclical. You can follow Fr. Bob on Twitter here. In his READ MORE

Important Conversations and Church Reform

So often the challenges facing the Church seem insurmountable. We see headline after headline of abuse, misconduct, financial wrongdoing, and other examples of failure. But this is why we follow the example of the saints. Many of them have faced similarly disheartening challenges. St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Avila, and many READ MORE

Returning to Our Roots

If you’re like me and you saw Bishop Bransfield’s apology to the faithful, you might be disappointed and dismayed. I’m easily prone to such reactions. At the same time, it’s precisely these situations which fuel my hope in programs like the Global Institute of Church Management.  You see, the abuses in the Church are not who or what READ MORE

Webinar: Hierarchy or Team?

We are excited to announce our first Fall webinar with the Program of Church Management in Rome, Organizing the Church: Pyramid or Team, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. This webinar brings together seasoned experts to discuss the theory and practice of efficient Church organizations. Registration is free and open to anyone who cares about Church management. READ MORE