February 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Transformational Leadership

This is a great question.  Burn-out is a major concern for all who work in the church.   

Research on transformational leadership explains how leaders can intrinsically motivate and re-fuel their people in four ways:

  • inspirational motivation -…
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Added by Dan R Ebener on February 17, 2013 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Generosity and Leadership

The Notre Dame Institute for Church Life released a very important study entitled, "Unleashing Catholic Generosity". 

Major findings include:

  • Catholics are less likely than Protestants to "tithe" to their parish or give to religious…
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Added by Dan R Ebener on February 17, 2013 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Parish Mission and Ministry to Veterans and Military Families

Fr. Joe Mulcrone directs Chicago's archdiocesan ministry to deaf and hearing impaired persons. A week after Veterans Day he was stopped near the end of his workout at the gym. It was a familiar voice that called him off the treadmill, that of a Viet Nam veteran.

"Hey, Father. Damndest thing just happened in church on Veterans Day. At the end of Sunday mass, Father stops everything and asks all the veterans to stand and get a blessing. People applauded! I didn't know that some people I…

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Added by Daniel Gast on February 7, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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