Most parish mission statements read like executive summaries of the “Catechism of the Catholic Church.” Sentence after sentence, sometimes paragraph after paragraph articulate the mission, values and vision of a community that is trying not to leave anything out. As someone who has been on and even led committees and groups that have developed mission […]
Can you guess which times of the year, the word “church” is searched for most on the Internet? Pew Research (using Google Trends) reports that it is the time around Easter with Christmas a very close second. Ash Wednesday is third.
An important step was taken last week in the effort to bring pastoral leaders into the 21st century when it comes to understanding and using electronic media channels and social media as part of their ministry. The Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola of Chicago held a launch event and panel presentation to celebrate their […]