Even in the midst of the challenging impacts of our viral and social pandemics, the ministry of the Gospel is being accomplished! The uncertainty and fear brought about by COVID-19 and all of its global impacts remains, but slowly, inexorably, we pray it is receding. In its wake, things are perhaps altered in ways we couldn’t imagine before, and many challenges remain, but the dedicated work of many in our church is fostering new dreams and visions, new ministerial approaches and enormous creativity as well. Many developments in my work supporting ministry education and formation at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) continue to be shaped by the work of many leaders in our Church today, and offer new hope and promise.
CATHOLIC PRISON MINISTRIES COMPETENCIESIn 2021, I assisted the USCCB in review and approval of competencies for minister formation and certification for Catholic pastoral care in prison ministries, and for Certified Catholic Correctional Chaplains. Read More.
STRATEGIC MINISTRY DURING COVID-19Reflections and reputable resources for assisting Catholic ministers - clergy and laity - for engaging and planning ongoing responses to the pandemic. Read More.
ROME CONFERENCE ON LAY MINISTRYIn 2018, I traveled to Rome to present on best practices for the formation of the laity and lay ministers. The trip included a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Pope Francis. Read More.
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