(Vatican Radio) Managing money, combatting corruption, planning a budget and guaranteeing transparency in all financial transactions. These important skills will be at the heart of a new programme on Church management to be launched next spring at the Pontifical Holy Cross University in Rome.
Designed to give priests, religious and lay people the skills to be better stewards of the Church’s resources, the course has been put together in partnership with a group of American Catholic universities and leadership training institutes.
The programme is the brainchild of Msgr Martin Schlag, professor of Catholic social thought at Holy Cross University, who’ll shortly to be taking up a teaching post at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota. He told Philippa Hitchen more about the course and why it’s such a vital part of the evangelization envisioned by Pope Francis for the Catholic Church today