Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Aug 3, 2020 7:03:00 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: communication, Immaculate Heart, Transfiguration, Called & Co-Responsible Conference, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jun 1, 2020 11:52:11 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: Divine Mercy, formation, resources, downloadable resources, Called & Co-Responsible Conference, co-responsibility, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources

Called & Co-Responsible: Summer Seminars for Church Life Renewal

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on May 26, 2020 1:28:32 PM

Every baptized Christian is directly responsible for the primary mission of the Church: evangelization. Pope Benedict XVI recalled this in an address in 2012, saying that lay people “should not be regarded as ‘collaborators’ of the clergy, but, rather, as people who are really ‘co-responsible’ for the Church’s being and acting.” Pope Francis has claimed that “in some cases, lay persons have not been given the formation needed to take on important responsibilities” (Evangelii Gaudium, §102), to the extent that every member of the Church is empowered as distinctly but fully called and co-responsible for the Church’s mission.

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Topics: Called & Co-Responsible Conference, ministry, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

Co-Responsibility: Cultivating Hope in the Face of Disappointment

Posted by John Cavadini on Mar 3, 2020 10:16:53 AM

If you are like me, the news of Jean Vanier’s abuse and manipulation of six women receiving spiritual direction was a gut-wrenching combination of disappointment, disillusionment, and disgust.

In the face of seemingly endless iterations of scandal in the Church, there was at least Jean Vanier. He was one of the beacons of hope and renewal and reform, a layman who had succeeded in creating, in L’Arche, a new form of communion and evangelization. A real lay leader in the Church. Someone whom we thought of as a harbinger of the ideals of “co-responsibility for the being and acting of the Church,” to use Pope Benedict’s words.

Here was hope for a new vision of leadership in the Church. But even this hope was dashed. Back to the drawing board. Find another beacon of hope and harbinger of renewal. But we’re running out! I thought. Where do we go from here?

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Topics: leadership, Hope, L'Arche, Jean Vanier, Called & Co-Responsible Conference, co-responsibility

Called & Co-Responsible: Renewing Leadership for the Evangelizing Mission of the Church

Posted by John Cavadini on Nov 19, 2019 1:46:29 PM

Editorial Note: This post is an excerpt from a longer article, published on Church Life Journal on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Read the full version here.

What is leadership in the Church?

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, leadership, evangelization, Called & Co-Responsible Conference

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