(podcast) I Thirst

Near the crucifix in the chapel of each of the convents of the Missionaries of Charity is a framed parchment bearing the words, “I Thirst.” Blessed Teresa of Calcutta had a great devotion to this phrase, one of the last words of Our Lord upon the cross. In this podcast O’Meara Ferguson president and founder […]

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(podcast) What is Risk?

Every change brings with it some amount of risk. When Church leaders make financial decisions should they strive to eliminate all risk that their decisions will incur, or is there a level of risk that is acceptable and proper? Patrick O’Meara discusses “risk” in this podcast, answering the following questions: What is risk? When and […]

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(podcast) When Giving to the Church is the Result of Coercion

Patrick O’Meara, President and Founder of O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway speaks of the dangers of coercion in this podcast. He states, “In Mission Advancement it is easy to use coercion to facilitate gifts, and such coercion takes many forms: guilt, building a false sense of obligation to a community, exerting pressure, creating a false […]

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(podcast) The Changing Revenue Model for Church Finances in Spain

From May 9-13, 2011 O’Meara Ferguson President and Founder Patrick O’Meara travelled to Spain to address a conference of Chief Financial Officers of the dioceses of that country. The conference was organized by the Canon Law faculty of the University of Navarre. In this podcast Pat O’Meara speaks with Fr. Daniel Mahan (who also participated […]

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(podcast) Hope for our Catholic Schools (Part IV): An Innovative Approach to Capital Funding

In Part III of our Hope for Our Catholic Schools series, O’Meara Ferguson President and Founder Patrick O’Meara discussed four models of capital funding for Catholic schools. In Part IV of the series, Patrick offers an example of how an appreciation of capital models made all the difference in the world for one Catholic school […]

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(podcast) Hope for our Catholic Schools (Part III): Capital Models

Catholic Education is one of the Church’s primary responses to Christ’s mandate to “Go unto all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Sadly, across the country, Catholic schools are closing or are on the […]

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(podcast) A Good Steward Returns God’s Gifts with Increase

This article is featured in our newsletter, Tertium Quid – Vol. 2, Issue 1 “A Good Steward Returns God’s Gifts with Increase” is the last in our five-part Spanish-language podcast series introducing the concept of Christian Stewardship to the Latino community. In this podcast, O’Meara Ferguson Executive Consultant Koren Ruiz gives an overview of […]

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(podcast) Parish Transformation

The podcast below was originally presented by Fr. Ronald Lewinski on October 21, 2010 during the O’Meara Ferguson annual conference in Chicago.

This article is featured in our newsletter, Tertium Quid – Vol. 1, Issue 8 We are living in a time when many of our pastors are discouraged and feeling overwhelmed. Pews are […]

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(podcast) The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Forgiveness

The podcast below was originally presented by Cardinal Stafford on October 21, 2010 during the O’Meara Ferguson annual conference in Chicago.

This article is featured in our newsletter, Tertium Quid – Vol. 1, Issue 7 In this theologically rich and thought provoking reflection on forgiveness, Cardinal Stafford explores the modern emphasis on reconciliation, the […]

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(podcast) Philanthropic Strategies in Today’s Economy

This article is featured in our newsletter, Tertium Quid – Vol. 1, Issue 6 On September 20, 2010, O’Meara Ferguson president and founder Patrick O’Meara spoke at the 48th Annual International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) Conference. O’Meara began his talk, Philanthropic Strategies in Today’s Economy, by telling the audience that being in a struggling […]

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