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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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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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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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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(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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Opportunity, Risk and the Hierarchy of Goods in the Economic Order

By Patrick O’Meara Presented: November 19, 2011 — Toruń, Poland — “Higher School of Social and Media Culture” IVth International Congress – Catholics and the Economy: Opportunity and Risk • (printable version) Behold I make all things new (Rev 21:5) So far in this colloquium we have heard from economists and economic actors from five […]

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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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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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