National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 16, 2007

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PEACE PORRIDGE, 3 pokes holes in the rationales for war. Excellent for discussing war and peace with kids. Special offer, send $5 to Pittenbruach Press. PO Box 553, Northampton, MA 01060.

FRANCIS DE SALES: "Sage and Saint." Biography by André Ravier. Newly republished. DeSales Resources and Ministries. (800) 782-2270 or

SMOKESCREENS: The institution denied for decades that clergy sexual abuse existed. The institution now denies that mandatory celibacy is the cause. Power and control are a strategy, not the cause. Read The Bingo Report, reporting on 10 years of quantitative research. $21.90, Center for the Study of Religious Issues (CSRI), PO Box 246, Freeport, ME 04032.

Christian Unity

CENTENARY CELEBRATE 100 YEARS! Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25, 2008). Visit for background, suggestions, resources and to share ideas. Or contact WPCU Centenary, Graymoor, PO Box 300, Garrison, NY 10524-0300.

Community Destinations

NEW GUEST HOUSE (sleeps 8)1/4 mile from Priory. Call Beverly rates and reservation. (802) 824-8416.


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the unique treatment issues and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 345-8410.


COSMIC CATHOLIC FAITH-SHARING Manual. The Ecology/Economy/Eucharist Connection. Download free. Web site:

For Sale

PROPERTY FOR SALE - Newport County, R.I. Vintage Rectory w/panoramic water views offers endless possibilities, carriage house, apartment and sweeping lawns on 2+ acres. Take a tour at: $1,200,000 Randall Realtors GMAC (401)294-4000 x15.

Greeting Cards

NOTE CARDS. Free continental-US Shipping. Phone: 1-888-707-6255. E-mail: Web site: Fax: (317) 240-1827.

Homilists -- Preaching -- Retreats

HOMILISTS, PREACHERS: Stories, notes and resources to assist you in your ministry. Web site:

Language Studies

INTERESTED IN LEARNING Biblical Hebrew for free? For more information contact Jeremy Thompson at (985) 351-8344 or

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH: Adult language instruction includes vocabulary for ministry. Small classes, multicultural setting, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Parish Missions

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:

Religious Education

ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4200 families in Austin, Texas seeks fulltime Director for pre K - grade 5. Parish model is Family Faith Formation including sacramental preparation. Bilingual Eng/Spanish preferred. Salary commensurate with experience/education. Mail or fax résumés to St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757. Attn: Rev. Larry Covington or

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers "A Time of Blessing," a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: Web site:


SEDUCED BY GRACE: Christian spirituality and Gay experience. Living as a gay man in the Christian tradition means walking a path of courage, compassion, embodied holiness and prophetic witness, as we integrate our sexuality and spirituality. Join a team of international leaders in gay spirituality, including Michael B. Kelly, author of "The Erotic Contemplative" series, John Stasio, Dr Jim Nickoloff, and Patrick Cheng for this weekend of discussion, reflection, embodied ritual and prayerful challenge. Nov 30 - Dec 2, Easton Mountain Retreat, New York E-mail: Phone: (800) 553-8235 Web site:

JESUIT SUMMER RETREATS: 3 to 30 days. Anchorage. Panoramic setting. Then, Tour Alaska’s Grandeur. (907) 346-2343, ext. 215. Web site:

Visit LIVINGSTONE GUESTHOUSE and find the sun in Sarasota, FL. Individual retreats, spiritual direction, and counseling. Women's Makeover Retreat, Nov.1 - 4. (941) 445-5252 Web site:


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 7 - June 7, 2008. WINTER SABBATICAL: Jan. 5 - Feb. 5, 2009. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Julie Mussche, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. E-mail: Web site:

FORMATION CONSULTATION SERVICES -- provides unique, flexible and holistic sabbatical programs within a nurturing small community atmosphere. Programs are tailored specifically to each participant's needs. Program details are located on our web site: Our web site also offers a helpful selection of articles on formation for free downloading. Phone: (508) 234-6540.

Senior Adult Ministry

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY & SPIRITUAL GERONTOLOGY -- New visions, New vitality, New materials, Professional Certificate in Spiritual Gerontology. Phone: (636) 273-6898.

Spanish Studies

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878. Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH: Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Adult learning in multicultural faith community. Small classes, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH Language and Culture Course June 1st through 19th 2008 in Miami, Florida. Designed for religious, priest, deacons, seminarians, and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic Ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 SW 56th St. Miami, FL. 33155. E-mail: Phone: (305) 279-2333.


THE FRANCISCAN COVENANT PROGRAM seeks Catholic Men and Women, married or single, under 67, free of financial and family obligations to LIVE, WORK and PRAY with the Friars in Retreat and other ministries in California. Need mature, spiritually motivated, adaptable candidates for minimum 1 year commitment. Call Dan or Linda at 760 757 3651 or


Employment Opportunities


There is currently an OPENING AT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for a Regional Director for the Weston Region. The Weston Region is located in Central, West Virginia, with the Office in Elkins, WV. This person is responsible for working with the, pastors and parishioners of the Region and serves as a member of the Vicariate team for the planning, development and implementation of parish social ministry. The Regional Director will also assess social service needs of the Region and make recommendations and implement programs to care for those in need. The office also provides emergency assistance related program services. Person must have at least a Bachelor's degree in social work or related field with 2-5 years of experience in direct service provision, parish social ministry or program planning. Valid WV social work license is required. Must have knowledge and commitment to Catholic Social teaching. Individual will be able to make pubic presentations and communicate effectively. The Diocese offers a competitive wage and benefit package. Applications will be received until November 23, 2007. Send cover letter and Resume to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Attn: Michael A. Nau, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. E-mail: Fax: (304) 233-4086.

HOLY ROSARY, in Evansville, Indiana, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry for a 1200-family parish. This person, with the help of a Youth Leadership Team, will implement a Total Youth Ministry program in which youth, in grades 6 - 12, are empowered to live as disciples and are integrated into the life of the parish community. The Director will develop and coordinate social, spiritual, educational and service opportunities. Applicants should be practicing Catholic with a Bachelors Degree in Youth or Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education or related field. Proven experience in youth ministry and youth evangelization, preferred. Fax résumé with references to: Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Attn: Sylvia Groves. (812) 471-7226 or e-mail or mail to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 1301 South Green River Road. Evansville, IN 47715.

DIRECTOR OF THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM. Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) announces an opening for the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program for August 2008. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2007. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Visit our web site at for a complete description of the position and application process.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, a southern California-based Catholic mission-sending organization seeks a dynamic Executive Director to energize this agency. Candidate must have experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly in administration, fundraising, budgeting and finance. Experience in a leadership position must be evidenced by a successful track record as a strategic leader, demonstrated accomplishments, work with and enhancement volunteer boards, and public relations skills. Qualified candidates may e-mail a letter of interest with résumé, and salary history to


HEAD OF SCHOOL, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Amherst, NY, a women's college-preparatory, Catholic high school invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Head of School, to begin on July 1, 2008. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in 1877, the academy is characterized by its motto: Spirit, Mind and Body, and its vision: to empower women through excellence in education. State-of-the-art Science labs and classrooms, and a contemporary Library Media Center are the most recent enhancements to the school's commitment to academic excellence. The successful candidate will be Roman Catholic, have a Master's degree or higher, a minimum of 5 years of progressively greater teaching and administrative positions, preferably at a women’s high school, and will embrace the position as a job and a ministry. The Head of School oversees, in collaboration with the Administrative Council's five directors, all aspects of advancement, education and student life, personnel, facilities, and finance, and devotes significant time and talent leading to increases in non-tuition revenue. Application Deadline: November 30, 2007. Please visit our website at ( for complete information on the position and the application process, or to request a brochure, e-mail


PALMA HIGH SCHOOL, an Edmund Rice Christian Brothers school, in Salinas, California, Diocese of Monterey, is seeking a principal, effective with the start of the 2008/2009 SY. Applications are available from: President, Palma High School, 919 Iverson Street, Salinas, CA 93901 or from

PRINCIPAL OPENING, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a K through 8th grade school located in the city of Concord, and the surrounding area in Contra Costa County serving the cities of Concord, and Walnut Creek. St. Francis of Assisi School enrolls 320 students with a maximum capacity of 335 students, with a professional staff of eighteen and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with before and after school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. The candidate must be able to provide spiritual, administrative and educational leadership for the school as well as be able to assume responsibility for the day- to- day administration. The successful candidate is expected to be an active member of the parish staff and parish community. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity, and academic program are a must. St. Francis of Assisi school has supportive Pastor, School Board, PACE board and Parents. Salary is based upon the diocesan scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement. Send letter of intent and request for application to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D. Director of Human Resources. Diocese of Oakland, 2900 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. Applications should be completed December 15, 2007.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish, in Westerville Ohio is seeking a principal for school of 900 pupils (K-8). Largest elementary school in the Diocese of Columbus. The successful candidate must possess Master's degree and appropriate certificate as well as at least five (5) years experience. Full benefits. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send résumés and references to Fr. Charles F. Klinger, Pastor, St. Paul Church, 313 North State Street. Westerville, OH, 43082. Deadline is December 15, 2007.

PRINCIPAL -- Elementary 200 student k-8 school seeks experienced administrator. Read about us at Salary range $60,000 -$70,000. Send letter of interest and résumé to Ana Ward, 70 Lady's Island Drive, Lady's Island, SC 29907.


PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) announces an opening for a position in systematic Theology for August 2008. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2007. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Visit our web site at for a complete description of the position and application process.

BIBLICAL STUDIES ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, CA, a Roman Catholic institution with a rich multicultural student body, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time position in the Biblical Studies Dept. beginning August 2008. The position involves teaching Roman Catholic seminarians on the M.Div. and M.A. levels, as well as a number of lay students in master level programs. A doctorate, affiliation with the Roman Catholic tradition, and the ability to engage with the seminary formation program are expected. The candidate may specialize in Hebrew Scriptures or the New Testament, but the ability to teach courses in both testaments is preferred. Fluency to teach some courses in a second language: Spanish, Vietnamese or Korean is desirable. Candidates with an ecclesiastical degree (STL, STD) will receive primary consideration. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application and CV to Rev. Richard Benson, CM, Academic Dean, St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. E-mail: Deadline for applications is December 1, 2007.

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