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National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management

The Leadership Roundtable is an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. by greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.


Catholic Extension

Catholic Extension is a national fundraising organization committed to supporting and strengthening poor mission dioceses across the United States. They provide funding and resources to dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. This support is given based on need, passion and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith.


National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood

The National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood was established to promote discussion and provide a forum for that discussion on the priesthood and how we can better strengthen and support each other in our commitment to serve the Lord and the people of His Church. The Institute will continue to provide both the resources and the opportunity to share information, research and the real life experiences members of the clergy share in an effort to strengthen both the community of faith and action in promoting and living the message of the New Testament.


Vatican II Institute

The Vatican II Institute, established as a program for the spiritual, pastoral, and intellectual renewal of priests, is now itself experiencing an exciting period of renewal. Long acclaimed for its sabbatical program, the Institute is now expanding its mission towards becoming a Center for Ongoing Formation.


Catholic Apostolate Center

The Catholic Apostolate Center was founded to respond to the needs of the Church through developing formation programs for the New Evangelization, assisting pastoral ministers in deepening collaboration with one another, and providing formation and apostolic opportunities for members and collaborators of the Union of Catholic Apostolate. The Center takes its inspiration from the spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti and achieves its goals through hosting conferences, seminars, webinars, and presentations as well as providing online and print resources.


National Federation of Priests' Councils

The National Federation of Priests’ Councils serves the mission of Jesus Christ and our common vocation as Catholic priests by supporting member Councils, Associations, and Affiliates through collaboration, communication, continuing formation, research, and the voicing of their concerns. 


Ministry & Liturgy Magazine

In addition to features and regular columns on topics of interest to the entire parish team — rites, music, faith formation, Scripture, art and architecture, hospitality, and many others — you will find valuable tools and inspiration in every issue.


Institute for Church Life

The Institute for Church Life (ICL) of the University of Notre Dame exists as an integral component of the University's larger mission of teaching, research, and service to society and to the Church. Through its resources, projects, and affiliate centers the Institute reaches out to the whole spectrum of Church leaders--its bishops, clergy, religious, and laity--to provide training and service as well as opportunities for spiritual rejuvenation and personal growth.


The Church in the 21st Century Center

The Church in the 21st Century (C21) Center at Boston College is a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the United States.  Drawing from both the Boston College community and others, the C21 Center engages in critical conversations facing the Catholic community focusing on four critical issues: handing on the faith, roles and relationships in the Church, sexuality in the Catholic tradition, and the Catholic intellectual tradition.


Parish Evaluation Project / Parish Assessment and Renewal

The Parish Evaluation Project (PEP) provides a variety of services to Catholic parishes and dioceses throughout the United States and beyond.  Its primary resource is the Parish Assessment and Renewal (PAR) process which is a blend of information gathering, leadership development, spiritual renewal and strategic planning.  PAR includes a two week on-site visit to access the strengths and needs of the parish, and works with the pastor, staff and leaders to develop concrete, realizable structures and plans for the future.  Fr. Thomas Sweetser, SJ founded the Parish Evaluation Project (PEP) in 1973 and is the current director.  


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