Good Steward Newsletter – July 2014

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Pro-Culture We sometime hear it said that the Gospel is countercultural. That’s not exactly correct. The Gospel that we proclaim as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ is pro-culture. It seeks always to build up human society, to transform human laws, customs and values in accordance with God’s plan […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – June 2014

Stewards of Freedom, Servants of God Something especially powerful is expressed in the famous saying of St. Thomas More, “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” Most of us know the story of St. Thomas’ martyrdom. He was executed because he opposed King Henry VIII’s decision to divorce his wife and, in the […]

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Attributes of Leadership in the Church (article 1 of 9)

National Catholic Register – By: Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey – April 29, 2014 This is Part I in a series of nine articles by Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey on the topic of Leadership in the Church. A more in-depth version of this articleis available here. I came to cast fire upon […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – May 2014

The Pope Speaks to the City and the World It is traditional on Easter Sunday for the pope to deliver a brief address urbi et orbi (to the city and the world). The city is, of course, Rome, “the heart of Christianity,” and the world is the entire global village with all its religious, cultural, […]

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The Kindling for the Fire is the Will

Tertium Quid – Vol. 4, Issue 1 – By: Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey – March 31, 2014 (printable version) A Discussion of the Attributes of Leadership in the Church I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled. – Luke 12:49 In the business world, the idea […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – April 2014

Endless Mercy In his first year as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis repeatedly stressed the boundless mercy of God. None of us is perfect, including the pope who says simply, “I am a sinner.” We Christians are not perfect, by a long shot, but we are forgiven. That’s a reason to rejoice and be glad—especially […]

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Leadership as Conversion to God’s Will

Tertium Quid – Vol. 4, Issue 1 – By: Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey – March 31, 2014 (printable version) An Interview with Mike Dewan, President Emeritus of the St. Catherine of Siena Academy Foundation, Wixom, MI In 2010, the impossible happened. St. Catherine of Siena Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, opened in […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – March 2014

Reflections on the Consistory I Did Not Attend I was all packed and ready to go. I arrived at the airport two hours ahead of time and presented my passport to the agent at the Delta counter. I was booked on a flight to Rome for a few days’ R & R and to attend […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – February 2014

Building Bridges Instead of Walls It’s too early to evaluate the impact of Pope Francis on the Church or the world. He’s not even been pope for a year! But there’s no question that Pope Francis has had an impact. Ask anyone what they think about the new pope. Many will say, “I really like […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – January 2014

Following the Star of Wonder O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect Light. ~ Christmas Carol The refrain of the popular Christmas carol “We Three Kings” written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857, speaks directly to the star of Bethlehem […]

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