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Entries for February 2016

The Yeshua Institute’s latest video, How Priests Can Avoid Burnout, is now available on our website. Featuring veteran pastor and teacher Msgr. Mike Tierney, this new video is the latest in the Yeshua Institute’s series of 4 Minute Tune-ups, dealing with a variety of topics of interest to a variety of audiences. In this video, Msgr. Mike looks at the life of Jesus for clues to how priests can avoid burnout in their ministries. To view the video, click here. To visit the Yeshua Institute’s complete Video Gallery, click here.

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Five Encounters on tap in March, April

Posted on February 27, 2016 in: Articles

Five Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounters are scheduled in the near future. All but two open to the public. The Encounter is the Yeshua Institute’s signature 1-day training program where the Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus is presented with a rich mix of videos, large and small group discussion, self-discovery exercises and live presentations. The program has drawn high praise from Catholic laity and clergy in all walks of life in six countries on three continents. Upcoming Encounters include: March 18 in Rockford, IL at  the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Click here for...

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The Yeshua Institute’s latest video, Veteran Priest Talks About Building Parish Community, is now available on our website. Featuring veteran pastor, counselor and diocesan administrator Father David Beauvais, it’s the latest in the Yeshua Institute’s series of 4 Minute Tune-ups, dealing with a variety of topics of interest to a variety of audiences. In this video, Father Dave addresses his remarks primarily to priests who want to help their parishes become stronger faith communities. To view the video, click here. To visit the Yeshua Institute’s complete Video Gallery, click here. ...

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  Six Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounters are scheduled in the near future, and all but two are open to the public. The Encounter is the Yeshua Institute’s signature 1-day training program where the Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus is presented with a rich mix of videos, large and small group discussion, self-discovery exercises and live presentations. The program has drawn high praise from Catholic laity and clergy in all walks of life in six countries on three continents. Upcoming Encounters include: March 3 in Cedar Rapids, IA at St. Matthew Parish. People who sign up thr...

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I was talking with a friend of mine who is a funeral director the other day and the subject of ties came up. He was wearing one; I wasn’t. “I’m starting to resent it,” he said with a big smile on his face. “I went to the bank and the banker wasn’t wearing a tie. I saw my lawyer and he didn’t have a tie on either. I think I’m about the only person who still has to wear a tie and I’m starting to resent it.” I was glad to see he was still smiling. “I’ve noticed that too,” I agreed. “A lot of CEOs go on television with open collars. Even ...

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One of topics discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month was how the gap in trust between elites and the general population is growing around the world. The authoritative 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer indicates that while the best informed people around the world are trusting NGOs, businesses and government more, that’s not true for the world’s general population. As a result, the gap in trust between the two groups is of record size – and highest in the U.S., where the difference is 20 points. Edelman’s website reported the gap is “driven by income ine...

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A recent weekday homily by Pope Francis revived vivid memories of my days teaching junior high students in our parish’s religious education program. As is typical of newly emerging teens in our culture, they were inclined to see the Bible as just one more pious artifact that had little or no relevance to their hip interests and cool lifestyles. As luck would have it, my no-pay job was to teach them about the Old Testament. So on Saturday mornings I rolled out of bed early, got dressed, filled a thermos full of hot black coffee, grabbed my notebook and Bible, and headed down the road – often a frozen and slip...

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Four Encounters coming soon

Posted on February 15, 2016 in: Articles

Four Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounters are scheduled in the near future in Illinois and Iowa. The Encounter is the Yeshua Institute’s signature 1-day training program where the Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus is presented with a rich mix of videos, large and small group discussion, self-discovery exercises and live presentations. The program has drawn rave reviews from Catholic laity and clergy in all walks of life in six countries on three continents. You can register here for an Encounter on Friday, March 18, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, IL. It joins a ...

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The Yeshua Institute’s latest video, Dealing With Difficult People, is now available on our website. Featuring veteran pastor and teacher Msgr. Mike Tierney, it’s the latest in the Yeshua Institute’s series of 4 Minute Tune-ups, dealing with a variety of topics of interest to a variety of audiences. In this video, Msgr. Mike addresses his remarks to Catholic laity and priests who may find themselves dealing with difficult people at home, on the job or in their parishes. To view the video, click here. To visit the Yeshua Institute’s complete Video Gallery, click here.  

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Register for Encounters now

Posted on February 09, 2016 in: Articles

Five Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounters are scheduled in the near future in Illinois and Iowa. With a rich mix of videos, large and small group discussion, self-discovery exercises and live presentations, the Encounter has drawn rave reviews from Catholics in all walks of life in six countries on three continents. You can register here for an Encounter on Friday, March 18, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, IL. It joins a list of four Encounters scheduled in the Dubuque (IA) Archdiocese in the next three months: Dubuque, Holy Ghost Parish, Saturday, Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 3...

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