Reshaping Catholic Leadership in the Church Today…
There are interesting insights being raised in Catholic ministerial life today. The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, the Catholic Leadership Roundtable, and the USCCB Leadership Convocation have taken place over the last few months and each highlighted a common element of discerning our ecclesial future, as leaders and communities, in light of current sociological-data. One could argue that we are living in a tensive time in our world, our society, our Church, and our families. Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Guadium, calls us to be joyful, prophetic, and innovative. The implications of this are real for everyone in pastoral leadership: 1) we have to be missionary-focused; 2) we need to be leadership-centered; 3) we need to be people-driven. On every level our structures and modes of operation are encountering an unprecedented pace of change. For some this may be threatening, for others opportunity, but for all it is a moment that begs us to look deeper to witness God’s action in our lives and to draw-out meaning and purpose for our lives… Read more.
NFP Awareness Week Begins July 23rd, 2017
Couples across the country are discovering Natural Family Planning! This simple, natural, and effective means of understanding a couple’s fertility goes beyond the decision to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Through incorporating NFP into their lives, married couples have found a new depth of intimacy and understanding. Their communication as a couple grows, which builds a deeper level of trust, commitment, and fidelity. It’s no wonder that couples who practice NFP are less likely to divorce than the general population. Up to 99% effective and 100% natural, NFP extends the mutual care of the woman’s fertility into the faithful and life-giving love of man and woman in all aspects of their marriage. Click here for local NFP resources.