Good Steward Newsletter – June 2013

“Father Turiddu” Celebrates Good Stewardship I have been writing articles for Catholic newspapers for nearly 25 years. I’ve also written several books about stewardship. Earlier this year, I published my first novel, Father Turiddu: Savior of the City inspired by the life and ministry of an 82 year-old priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, […]

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The Cry of the Poor

Tertium Quid – Vol. 3, Issue 4 – By Robert Chronowski – March 19, 2013 (printable version) “The Lord hears the cry of the poor; blessed be the Lord” is a response to Psalm 34 as used in the Mass readings often enough that we all recognize the words. We say or sing those words […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – January 2013

Stewardship is a Response in Faith to the Lord’s Invitation Jesus’ disciples and Christian stewards recognize God as the origin of life, giver of freedom, and source of all things. We are grateful for the gifts we have received and are eager to use them to show our love for God and for one another. […]

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On the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs, O’Meara Ferguson Continues to Lay the Foundation for the Pelican Africa Fund

Tertium Quid – Vol. 3, Issue 2 – By Patrick O’Meara – June 15, 2012 (printable version) I recently returned from East Africa where I spoke to the Ugandan Episcopal Conference on the Development of the Lay vocation through actions in Investment vs Aid. This talk was very much derived from Caritas in Veritate where […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – May 2012

Joseph Ratzinger: Great Teacher, Good Steward Last month, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated two important anniversaries—his 85th birthday (April 16) and the 7th anniversary of his election to the See of St. Peter (April 19). As always, the Holy Father observed these great occasions with quiet dignity and genuine human warmth. Throughout his many years of […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – December 2011

We Give Back to God, In an Unequal Exchange, the Gift of His Love Clearly, it is only through God’s generosity that man, the beggar, who receives a wealth of divine gifts, is yet able to offer something to God as well; that God makes it possible for us to accept His gifts by making […]

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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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Stewardship in a Postmodern World: Affirming the Truth under a “Dictatorship of Relativism”

Tertium Quid – Vol. 2, Issue 9 – By Howard Craig – November 18, 2011 (printable version) Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine”, seems the only […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – November 2011

November is Gratitude Month Robert Morneau is the Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is also the pastor of one of his diocese’s largest parishes, a Packers fan (some might say fanatic), and an inspiring poet and preacher. He shares all these gifts—with warm humor and keen insight—whenever he speaks on stewardship at diocesan, […]

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Seeking God’s Will … Under African Skies

Tertium Quid – Vol. 2, Issue 8 – By Patrick O’Meara – October 3, 2011 (printable version) I write this article as I am flying over the Sudan on a trip that I never imagined I would take. When Pope Benedict’s Caritas en Veritate first came out, I was asked to speak on it around […]

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