It has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for a managerial-administrative formation for those who will be responsible for the Church’s material goods.
In raising awareness of this great need, not only have future priests and the economists of individual dioceses responded, but also members of the Church hierarchy, who are ready to contribute to a solution.
The Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross has organized a course of formation for priests, lay persons and members of religious orders who work for the Church in economic and administrative capacities.
The Church needs to be exemplary in the stewardship of her material assets in order to give testimony to the Gospel. The pastoral use of her material assets is a constitutive element of the Church, and the correct dealing with money is an important element of the spirituality of any person entrusted with leadership roles. Unlike secular business schools where students learn to create wealth and build businesses, this program will focus on how to serve the poor effectively and how to use the material assets of the Church honestly, according to Canon Law and good managerial practices in conformity with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.