Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Second-class membership for women anywhere is unjust

Monday, June 28th, 2021
Second-class membership for women anywhere is unjust,

The Catholic Church organization reflects an ancient society where women are incapable of leadership and governance says Auckland theologian and lecturer, Jo Ayers. “Second-class membership for women anywhere is unjust,” she told Flashes of Insight on Wednesday. Asked by host Joe Grayland if the relationship of women and the Catholic Church is a problem, she Read more

Lay and ordained, co-responsible leadership

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

The most critical shift emphasis since Vatican II is the appreciation and understanding of God’s calling for us laypeople. “They are the Church – co-responsible with bishops, priests, and religious for Christ’s mission on earth” writes Martin Work in “Laity” an introductory observation prefacing Apostolicam Actuositatem. (The decree on the laity). We are the People Read more

Barring women as leaders in church may be bad for their health

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
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Going to church is generally touted as good for the soul. But there is also evidence church attendance can be good for your health — unless, that is, you are a woman at a church that bars women from preaching or other leadership roles. A new study published in the American Sociological Review has found Read more

Ardern an example of a successful leader Pope says

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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In his new book Let Us Dream, Pope Francis recognises the success of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. “The countries with women as presidents or prime ministers have on the whole reacted better and more quickly than others, making decisions swiftly and communicating them with empathy,” he says. By way of Read more

Vatican officials train for leadership

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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“Act like Wonder Woman.” At the bottom of a wooden amphitheatre, the man with salt and pepper hair puts his hands on his hips. With a Roman collar around his neck, he continues to give instructions from behind his black face mask: “Plant your feet firmly on the ground, rotate your body, and shake your Read more

Prevent the next Christian scandal; shrink the leadership integrity gap

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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When Jerry Falwell Jr. inherited the presidency of the university his father founded, he was a reluctant leader, according to a recent Washington Post profile. Yet in his 13 years in the president’s chair at Liberty, Falwell has slowly expanded his influence from Liberty University’s campus to the national political scene and shown that leadership Read more

Praying against a bad leader

Monday, September 9th, 2019
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I recently heard of a senior U.S. bishop who regularly prays that his civic leader, his president may suffer a mild heart-attack. Not so severe as to threaten his life or his capacity for conversion, but severe enough to require his permanent retirement from office. I wonder how many similar prayers are offered, from the Read more

5 of the worst leadership traits

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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A young pastor once asked me a great question. He appeared to be doing a great job leading, but he wanted to do better. I always admire someone who wants to improve. His question went like this. Knowing what you know now about leadership, what would you say are the biggest traps to avoid? What Read more

GIVEN Institute for mentoring young Catholic women launched

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The GIVEN Institute is a new nonprofit organisation dedicated to mentoring young Catholic women through a high-caliber, faith-focused leadership programme. Launched last week, the Institute engages and supports young women in evangelisation, vocational discernment and professional advancement. “There are plenty of leadership programs in the private sector; there is no reason we can’t do it Read more

Bishop Drennan delivers Keynote address to Sydney clergy

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Bishop Charles Drennan of the Diocese of Palmerston North was this year’s keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of Sydney’s clergy formation conference. The topic given to Bishop Charles was: “Icons of Christ: developing personally and professionally as leaders of local faith communities for the new evangelisation. Bishop Charles noted that leadership is currently a hot Read more