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Entries for August 2018

By Dan R. Ebener Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles by Dan Ebener on leadership in the Catholic Church. The articles are excerpts from his latest book on leadership, to be published this fall. * * * The pastor concluded, “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.” The people replied, “Thanks be to God.” The end of each Mass is a new beginning. As the people of God, we are welcomed at the beginning of each Mass to “come and see” (John 1:39 and John 1:46) as disciples, members and stewards. By the end of the liturgy, we are beckoned to “go a...

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By Owen Pheps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute For the past 16 years, since the clergy abuse sexual crisis first exploded on the pages of the Boston Globe in January, 2002, I have scrupulously avoided personally commenting on it. However, as head of an organization devoted to developing Jesus-like Leadership among Catholic members and leaders, it’s impossible now to avoid commenting on the egregious leadership failure of Catholic bishops documented in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report. The force of the report rattled the church – its members and its leaders – all the way to the Vatican....

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