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Archbishop Kurtz leads discussion on financial systems

Archbishop KurtzMost Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, who was recently elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, led a discussion with bishops from across the nation and representatives from the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management on best practices in management, finance, and human resource development. Archbishop Kurtz, who served as the USCCB's treasurer for the previous three years, said that partnerships with skilled and competent laity in his diocese allow the Church's mission to flourish.  READ MORE

Accountability in mission

The Leadership Roundtable's Michael Brough was a presenter at Mission CongressMission Congress 2010.  Over 400 delegates attended from all over the world to celebrate and invigorate US Catholics in Mission.  Lay women and men, priests, bishops, and women and men religious gathered in New Mexico as part of a gathering that brings together several national and international Catholic organizations involved in mission activities. READ MORE

Leadership Roundtable, Seton Hall receive Lilly grant
Priests serving in their first parish leadership role can get training and support in managing parishes, thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment. Seton Hall University's International Institute for Clergy Formation, in partnership with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, has taken an important step forward in preparing Catholic priests for pastoral leadership. READ MORE

From our newsroom
When the media need insight into the finances, management, and human resources of the Catholic Church in the US, they continually turn to the Leadership Roundtable. In the past few months, our newsroom has showcased articles, audio, and video featuring Leadership Roundtable members and staff. Do you use an RSS reader? Subscribe to the Leadership Roundtable's newsfeed, and always be up to date! Below you'll find a sampling of headlines, and head over to From Around the Church for much more!

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Cardinal Turkson

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and the Leadership Roundtable's Executive Director Kerry Robinson, spoke at a conference about the future of the Church and the role of the laity at a conference in Rome.

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Sr. Carol Keehan
, center, and Dr. Kathleen McChesney, left, both founding trustees of the Leadership Roundtable, and Executive Director Kerry Robinson, were panelists at the 90th national convention of the National Conference of Catholic Women in Washington, DC.

Vic Doucette

Vic Doucette, director of programs at the National Federation of Priests Councils, will serve as project administrator for Catholic Leadership 360, a joint venture with NFPC, NACPA, and the Leadership Roundtable. Catholic Leadership 360 is a performance development program for lay and ordained Church leaders.

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"But one thing I think that the abuse crisis did is that it has made the Church much more transparent. Some would say that we haven't gone far enough. But I think that there's no doubting that the experience that we've been through has made leadership understand transparency and accountability in a way that the hierarchy did not understand before. And I think that's a good thing. Not only just the hierarchy, but even the laity have an expectation of transparency and accountability. When I meet with people, there's no apology to ask questions of how are decisions made, and what are the finances and other things."

Sacramento's Bishop Jaime Soto in "Soto speaks,"


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