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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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Highlights

On January 16, 2020 we held a Webinar on Management Issues in Fulfilling the Mission of Catholic Health Care Organizations. Rev. Dr. Mathew Abraham, C.Ss.R. MD (Director General at the Catholic Health Association of India), Rev. Robert McCulloch (Procurator General of the Missionary Society of St. Columban), and Felice Barela (President of the Campus Bio-Medico) were our guest speakers.

On December 5, 2019, we started the Speaker series called Stewards of Providence: Making the Resources of the Church Fruitful. Rev. Francis J. Hoffman (Executive Director/CEO at Relevant Radio  - USA, best known as Father Rocky) was our guest speaker from the United States. Through his both personal and professional experience he spoke about Management Science and the Mission of the Church.

On November 23 dott.ssa Claudia Ciocca will talk about Real Estate Management as Stewardship from 8:45am to 12:30pm.

On December 11, from 2.30 to 6.15pm, dr. Marco Morganti will talk about Financial Ethics for Parishes, Diocese and Catholic Organizations.

These two classes are open to all those who wish to know more about these topics, and are thinking of enrolling in the Program of Church Management

This past Friday, November 8, 2019, the students of the first cohort of PCM received their diploma. Msgr. Martin Schlag, Director of the MCE Research Centre, flew all the way from Minnesota to hand in the diplomas himself. Msgr. Schlag reminded the students that they are prophets and missionaries, called to give an integral example of holiness in all aspects of their life. This includes the way one deals with the material assets of the Church that have been entrusted to him/her.

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