Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Andrea Blanco

Posted by The Editors on Jan 16, 2020 7:08:00 AM

Editorial Note: This month, we want to hold up women working in the Church whose dedication to ministry and service of God and neighbor is nothing short of inspiring. We hope you'll be inspired by their stories too.

Through her work, Andrea Blanco performs the vitally important task of supporting and forming Latino/a pastoral ministers, ensuring that they are well-equipped for the various needs of their ministries as they contribute to the continued growth and flourishing of the Hispanic Catholic Church.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, leadership, women in the Church

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

Dr. Norman Francis, Notre Dame’s 2019 Laetare Medal awardee

Posted by Bill Schmitt on May 17, 2019 7:02:00 AM

 

At Notre Dame’s 174th University Commencement Ceremony on May 19, Dr. Norman C. Francis, the longtime president of Xavier University of Louisiana, will receive the 2019 Laetare Medal. This premier symbol annually honoring American Catholics will celebrate Francis’ “leadership in the fight for social justice through educational empowerment,” as University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, recently put it in a news release.

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Topics: Catholic education, communion of saints, leadership, vocation

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on uniting justice and love

Posted by Theresa Smart on Jan 21, 2019 12:02:33 PM

[We] bow together in grief before the shameful murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a unique apostle of the non-violent drive for justice.1

Today we echo the Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Jewish leaders who together honored Rev. King after his death in 1968, exhorting Americans to take up his mantle as “apostles of justice.” But especially given today’s tense political climate, we should also remember his refusal to sever justice from love. If King was an “apostle of justice,” it’s because he was all the more an “apostle of love.”

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Topics: Culture, discipleship, leadership, virtue, inspiration, holidays

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