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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute Recently I had a dream. The U.S. bishops were meeting at a conference, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), over Zoom. They were gathered for their semiannual meeting, always held in June. Initially, these spring meetings wer...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute Back in my days as publisher of a small community newspaper group, we got a new electronic typesetter machine. It was amazing. It could spit out justified type in any of several different fonts, each in four versions -- regular, bold, italic ...

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By Dick Kunnert Yeshua Board Member, Master Facilitator I am having a dialogue with my daughter about how annoyed I am by a local practice of saying the Prayer to St. Michael at the end of Mass. Her position, as I hear it, is: “What’s the big deal?” To me it is a big deal ...

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By David Coe Master Facilitator When I first heard the expression “Find a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ” it was Saturday, Oct. 19, 1974, as I was making my Cursillo weekend. That expression has stuck with me ever since. As the Covid19 pandemic begins to wind d...

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Organizations require good communications to accomplish anything. And that means they need good communicators at their helms.  As a general rule, the better the communications, the better the organization. And the better the communicator, the better the communications. It’s a virtuous ...

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Organizations of many types, both for-profit and not-for-profit, have been talking about developing healthy cultures for many years. Not so much church organizations, especially parishes and dioceses. But building and sustaining a healthy, vibrant parish culture is an important consideration. Thi...

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By David Coe Master Facilitator There is a saying: “Every cloud has a silver lining.” The pandemic has proven that to be true. Let me explain. About a month ago I was reading about the 10 lepers in the Gospel of Luke (17:11-19). You know the story: Jesus heals them of their d...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute In modern cultures like our own, we move fast – especially when it comes to major observances. We think of Christmas, for all its import and all the preparations we make to celebrate it, as only a day. Same with Easter. Of course, th...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute As the economy picks up and employers’ competition for workers becomes more intense, you will see more innovative and flexible work arrangements touted as a strategic advantage in the scramble for certain kinds of workers. Among the thi...

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By Dick Kunnert Board Member, Yeshua Institute Recently a young high school sophomore committed suicide. He was a student at a local Catholic high school. Reportedly one of the causes of his decision to kill himself was he was being bullied by students at his school. What a tragedy. A young...

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