Posts Tagged ‘Lay leadership’

Irish parishes hear about New Zealand experience Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

A New Zealand cardinal told a conference on the future of parishes in Ireland that his diocese benefited from the appointment of church workers known as lay pastoral leaders who exercise many functions that normally would be the responsibility of a parish priest. Continue reading Related Posts:Cardinal Dew to address conference in Ireland on the…Cardinal Read more

Cardinal Dew to address conference in Ireland on the future of parishes Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018
future of parishes

Cardinal John Dew will be giving talks in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly and in the Archdiocese of Dublin as part of a pastoral conference at the end of the month. He has been invited by the Irish archbishops to speak about the Wellington Archdiocese’s experience with its own Launch Out programme, established to Read more

Maureen Laws: A pioneering nurse who set new standards Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

In 1999, Mike Sexton’s adoptive parents had died, and he thought it was time to seek out his birth mother. He encountered in Maureen Laws an independent, well-educated, well-travelled woman with a great many threads to her life: a pioneering nurse, who broke new ground for many in her profession; a devoted Roman Catholic, who Read more

TCI offers course in leadership and Catholic culture Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017
leadership

The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI) will be teaching a paper from the Australian Catholic University’s four paper Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture (GCLCC) next year. The graduate certificate programme is aimed at developing leadership capabilities for people who work, or wish to work, in Catholic organisations. The paper being presented Read more

Pahiatua couple’s life-long service to Marriage Encounter Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017
marriage encounter

Since the late 1970s David and Bronwyn Lea have been active in the Marriage Encounter movement. They became co-ordinators for the Pacific in 1995. And then came the call to lead the global programme. Between 2005 and 2010 they travelled the world encouraging individual countries to promote and develop Marriage Encounter. And during that time Read more

Radical priest calls for new ways of parish leadership Comments 3

Friday, June 5th, 2015

A former vicar-general in Vienna says the Church is at a crossroads in terms of lay parish leadership because of the shortage of priests. Fr Helmut Schüller said merging independent parishes into vast, impersonal parish associations is “pretty much the most unimaginative thing one can do”. In the long run, the Church will not be Read more