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It has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for a managerial-administrative formation for those who will be responsible for the Church’s material goods.

In raising awareness of this great need, not only have future priests and the economists of individual dioceses responded, but also members of the Church hierarchy, who are ready to contribute to a solution.

The Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross has organized a course of formation for priests, lay persons and members of religious orders who work for the Church in economic and administrative capacities.

The Church needs to be exemplary in the stewardship of her material assets in order to give testimony to the Gospel. The pastoral use of her material assets is a constitutive element of the Church, and the correct dealing with money is an important element of the spirituality of any person entrusted with leadership roles. Unlike secular business schools where students learn to create wealth and build businesses, this program will focus on how to serve the poor effectively and how to use the material assets of the Church honestly, according to Canon Law and good managerial practices in conformity with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.


Why such a program?

Unlike secular business schools where students learn to create wealth and build businesses, this program will focus on how to serve the poor effectively, and use the material assets of the Church honestly and according to Canon Law and good managerial practices in conformity with the prin- ciples of Catholic Social Teaching.


What outcome do we expect?

At the end of this course, students will have basic notions of

• economics,
• management,
• and finance in the pastoral service and needs of the Church.

The wealth of expertise of the participating universities and partner institutions guarantees the high- est academic level.The topics are relevant to daily pastoral ministry,and the participation of priests and other persons dedicated to the Church’s service ensures the immediate application to the practical needs of the parish, the diocese, the religious order or other Christian organizations.

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will be the principal coordinator of the project in Rome while constantly cooperating with and supported by the academic partner institutions.

 

Who do we invite to participate?

As students in the PCM we are looking for:

• seminarians;
• young priests;
• members of religious orders;
• laity who will be leaders of the Church in various capacities and positions.

Highlights

Fr. Robert Gahl, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, and Vice Director of the Program of Church Management (PCM), is no stranger to the media. He is often heard on Relevant Radio and interviewed by ETWN and other Catholic media outlets to share his wisdom on various topics regarding the faith.

Starting in September Relevant Radio will be running a promotional radio spot for PCM, recorded by prof. Robert Gahl!
 

  Here you can listen to the spot

On June 21-23, 2018 we are holding the 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education in conjunction with the 6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy.” 

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome debuts its new Pontifical program to train future church leaders at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida

 

July 3, 2017 (Orlando, Florida) – The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross is launching its new Program of Church Management (“PCM”) in February 2018. Students from over eight countries around the world have already begun to register for the program. At the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida, the program made strong inroads in the United States, with five dioceses and many more students and partners expressing interest in participating.

 

(Vatican Radio) Managing money, combatting corruption, planning a budget and guaranteeing transparency in all financial transactions. These important skills will be at the heart of a new programme on Church management to be launched next spring at the Pontifical Holy Cross University in Rome.

Designed to give priests, religious and lay people the skills to be better stewards of the Church’s resources, the course has been put together in partnership with a group of American Catholic universities and leadership training institutes.

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