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A Finance Council Self-Assessment

When was the last time your parish finance council did a self-assessment of their duties?  If it has been some time, or perhaps it has neve…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Jul 7, 2015

What happens to your Christmas collection?

There is a very interesting question and series of responses over at the Pray Tell blog concerning what happens to the Christmas collection…

Started by Michael Brough

1 Sep 5, 2014
Reply by Michael W. Ryan

Political Activities and IRS Church Tax Inquiries

In a June 27, 2014, letter to the Department of Justice, the Acting Director of IRS Exempt Organizations Examinations revealed three potent…

Started by Brendan Wilson

0 Aug 19, 2014

Court Challenge to Church-Provided Housing for Priests and Ministers

Recently, a U.S. district court judge in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to favor re…

Started by Brendan Wilson

0 Feb 6, 2014

Internal Controls and the Role of the Parish Finance Council

Kevin O’Brien, from the Office of Finance and Administrative Services in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas discusses Internal Financial Cont…

Started by Peter Denio

4 Sep 25, 2013
Reply by Fr. Kenneth Allen

A Vatican watershed on transparency, and a new tool for reformers

The Vatican recently went through an external evaluation of its financial transparency by Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laun…

Started by Michael Brough

2 Sep 18, 2013
Reply by Michael Brough

The Finance Council's role in Pastoral Planning

Mr. Peter Flynn, CFO for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas tell us about  strategic planing and the role of the financial committee in that…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Sep 18, 2013

Finance Councils and Parish Budgets

Dr. Mark Fischer, Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California discusses the Role of the Parish Finance Council in…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Sep 18, 2013

Revenues and Expenses: The Ins and Outs of the Parish Budget

Johanna Mitchell from the Office of Fiscal Management in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY provides an overview of categories in a typical parish…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Sep 18, 2013

The Role of the Parish Finance Council

Mr. Peter Flynn, CFO for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas provides an introduction to new members of the Parish Finance Council.  What do y…

Started by Peter Denio

0 Sep 18, 2013

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