News

Entries for December 2015

January 1: Pope on World Day of Peace

Posted on December 28, 2015 in: Articles

A good way to start of the New Year is to spend a little quiet time reading Pope Francis’ message for the celebration of World Day of Peace, which is observed universally in the Church on New Year’s Day. “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace” is the title of the pope’s message, which begins by noting: “God is not indifferent! God cares about mankind! God does not abandon us! (Italics in original text.) Among other topics Pope Francis addresses is how to convert hearts from indifference to mercy and how to build a culture of solidarity and mercy to overcome indifference. To read h...

Read More >

Resolution tip: Pick a habit, any habit

Posted on December 28, 2015 in: Articles

If you’re jotting down a list of New Year’s Resolutions – or have resolved to do it in the next few days – we’d like to suggest one to help you grow in 2016. Decide to focus on one of the habits – just one – that we propose to Catholics who want to be better Jesus-like Leaders. In The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus, we endorse nine habits: Practice solitude Pray daily Read scripture often Worship and receive the sacraments regularly Explore the lives and reflections of saints and Christian scholars. Consider sacramentals and devotions that flourish in ...

Read More >

How to keep your 2016 resolutions

Posted on December 28, 2015 in: Articles

You don’t need help making New Year’s Resolutions, do you? Anybody can do that. But you problem could use some help keeping them. Doesn’t everybody need that? Well, it’s true that some of us have more self-discipline than others. But it’s also true that trying to achieve new goals or develop new, healthier habits is nearly always difficult. Most of us struggle with changes any kind – even those we dearly desire. One way to break through that struggle is to tell others what your resolutions are and invite them to help you monitor your success in achieving them. You can do this wi...

Read More >

Two days left to get 2015 tax deduction

Posted on December 28, 2015 in: Articles

The opportunity to get a 2015 tax deduction for your donation to the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute ends at midnight Thursday, Dec. 31. “We hope everyone who hasn’t yet had an opportunity to contribute will do so before the end of the calendar year,” said Owen Phelps, the Institute’s CEO. “Our vision is very ambitious: that every Catholic in every walk of life leads like Jesus — as servant, steward and shepherd,” he added. “Imagine what kind of church and world we would enjoy if every Catholic, clergy as well as lay, was a Jesus-like Leader,&rdquo...

Read More >

Bishop Paul Ssemwogere is flanked by some of the seminarians learning how to be Jesus-like Leaders. What brings about 180 seminarians from five major seminaries representing all 19 dioceses in Uganda together right before Christmas? The opportunity to learn more about being Jesus-like S3 Leaders. The occasion was Uganda’s annual Seminarian Fraternity Retreat, held Dec. 16-19 at Emmaus Catholic Retreat Centre in the Diocese of Kasana-Lueeero. The Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute was primary sponsor of the event. Bishop Paul Ssemwogere, head of the diocese, celebrated Mass for the sem...

Read More >

  This past week, under the sponsorship of the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute, about 180 students from five major seminaries representing all 19 dioceses in Uganda met to learn how to be Jesus-like S3 Leaders. Watch for more coverage in next week’s Catholic Leader.  

Read More >

Christmas presents for priests, laity

Posted on December 19, 2015 in: Articles

  We don’t want celebration of the great holyday of Christmas to pass without offering a gift to you, our dear readers – and to anyone else with whom you want to share these gifts. We’d like to express our affection for you with two gifts – one especially for priests and the other especially for laity (although both are suited for all audiences, most especially permanent deacons). Priests will find a companion chock full of interesting and helpful information at the homepage for The National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood, overseen by faithful stewards Fr. Gene Hemrick ...

Read More >

By Fr. Eugene Hemrick Yeshua Institute Fellow, Director of the National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood Today’s ecological programs are abundant, creative and inspirational. To name just a few: wind farms, solar panels, energy saving devices, recycling, roof top gardens, streamlined waste management, rain gardens, rain barrels, and light rail transportation.  As awesome as is all this inventiveness, will it continue to grow and be even more awesome, or will it decelerate and be replaced by other exciting movements?  What role in particular does parish church life need to play in or...

Read More >

  In a phrase, our work at the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute is “building a better church.” And by “church” we don’t just mean the institutional church. We’re talking about the entire People of God, lay and clergy alike. The vision that drives our work day in and day out is very ambitious: “Every Catholic in every walk of life leads like Jesus — as servant, steward and shepherd.” Try to imagine what our homes, our workplaces, our communities and our parishes if we ever fully realize this mission. How much pain and heartbreak would be m...

Read More >

  We encountered a glitch last week when we announced release of a new video of tips for better homilies as part of our new “Four Minute Tune-up” series of videos. Many of you saw two headlines announcing the release of ”Tips for Better Homilies” by Msgr. Mike Tierney. But clicking on either of them took you nowhere. Our apologies. With our new Weekly Catholic Leader software, we’re still on the upside of the learning curve – and it has proven to be steeper than we anticipate. So here’s what we tried to tell you last week. Msgr. Mike Tierney is a veteran pastor and...

Read More >

Page 1 of 2First   Previous   [1]  2  Next   Last