The Program of Church Management teaches how to manage the temporal assets of the Church honestly and wisely, in conformity with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and with accordance to canon law.


The Program of Church Management (PCM) is a course organized by the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre to give clerics, seminarians, religious and lay persons economic, financial and administrative skills in order to be exemplary in the stewardship of the ecclesiastic temporal patrimony.

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 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 goods 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 focuses on how to serve the poor effectively and use the material assets of the Church honestly.

Participants learn the best managerial practices in conformity with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and with accordance to canon law.

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On May 27, at 2pm Rome time, the participants of the Program of Church Management 2019/2020 presented their Capstone Projects in order to complete their year-long journey with us. Each participant had in fact prepared a final project, which can be useful for his/her diocese or religious community, using the best practices and skills learned in class. 

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On May 21, 2020 we hosted a Webinar of the Speaker Series “​Stewards of Providence: Making the Resources of the Church Fruitful.” 

Luca Olivari (Leader of the Consulting unit at LUISS Business School, former Advisor to the General Council of the Marist Brothers,) Sr. Patricia Murray, IBVM (Executive Secretary of the International Union of the Superiors General - UISG,) and Sr. Gabriella Bottani, SMC (Global coordinator of Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons) spoke about Managing Networks in International Religious Congregations.

Transparency and Governance in the Church is the title of the webinar we hosted on May 5, 2020.

The webinar explored how best practices of organizational transparency can be applied to Church management contexts, and the direct and indirect ethical implications of transparency practices for Church managers. It identified the ethical considerations that should be taken into account in transparency-related decision making processes (for example, privacy, security, accountability, etc.) 

Dear Friends,

I greet you from St Paul’s seminary, where we are trying to keep formation going.

We all in the Church are trying to keep the sacraments available as best as we can in this situation. But if there’s one thing we know about this crisis is that it’ll be over sometime, and there’s another side to the virus and there will be a joyous resurrection. We all look forward to that.


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