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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute Just before I sat down to work on this issue of The Catholic Leader, I tuned into a webcast designed to help Catholics understand the dynamics of last Tuesday’s Presidential and Congressional election and to consider how we can best respon...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute As I sit down to compose and compile this edition of The Catholic Leader, we find ourselves and our whole world amuck in uncertainty. On a global scale, there has been nothing remotely like this in any of our lifetimes. The stock market is...

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By Dan R Ebener Yeshua Institute Fellow Relationships are the stuff of leadership. A congregation is a web of relationships. To practice the people skills needed for leadership, ask yourself: What kind of a human being do I need to become… so that I can practice leadership? As Cat...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute Surely John Quinlan is spinning in his grave. John was the general manager of our publishing company in Denmark, WI, back in the 1970s and 80s. John had a gruff exterior. Very gruff. Although, fortunately, it was mostly an act. Mostly. But...

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By Dr. Dan R. Ebener Yeshua Institute Fellow Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles by Dan Ebener on leadership in the Catholic Church. They are excerpts from his latest book, Pastoral Leadership: How to Lead in a Catholic Parish. * * * Pastoral leadership is a v...

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Steve McKee, author of When Growth Stalls and Power Branding, speaks to the huge difference between two similar words – and to the importance of fostering one of them in every organizational setting from family to global corporation. The two words are “consensus” and “cont...

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As you may know, the pope traditionally announces a special prayer intention for each month of the year. For October, long observed as “Missionary Month,” Pope Francis has asked everyone to pray “that women be given greater leadership roles in the church.” And to highli...

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By David Coe Facilitator, Yeshua Institute After relocating to the mountains of Western North Carolina from Florida and before GPS systems became available, I was confused about how to get from point A to B. I needed directions. When I asked, the answer was, “You can’t get the...

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By Father Chris Kuhn Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Elgin, IL Let me begin by sharing that my grandfather, Jimmy Burke, grew up outside of Joliet, IL. He had the hard experience of his father walking out on the family during his eighth grade year – this would have been around 1907 or so. His m...

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By David Coe Facilitator, Yeshua Institute It was a hot, humid South Florida day on Sept. 4, 1994, at Joe Robbie Stadium. The field was a muddy mess! The Miami Dolphins were behind in the opening game of the NFL season, down 35-32 to the New England Patriots with just 3:25 left in the game....

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