National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 14, 2007

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SAINT JANE DE CHANTAL: 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.


EDWINA GATELY Summer Conference in Vermont. "A Call to Personal Action and Global Change" on July 11-12, 2008 at the Dudley Davis Center at UVM, Burlington Vermont, sponsored by the Institute for Spiritual Development. (802) 846-7084. Web site:


MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. E-mail: Web site:

COSMIC CATHOLIC FAITH-SHARING MANUAL. The Ecology/Economy/Eucharist Connection. Download free.

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Homilists -- Preaching -- Retreats

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


GRADUATE INTERNSHIP - VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, Villanova University offers a two-year graduate Campus Ministry Internship for those pursuing a graduate degree in the academic field of their choice. All applicants should be graduated from college by August 2007. One year of volunteer and/or general work experience is preferred. Faith filled applicants are a "must" and need to be willing to share their journey of faith in God with others. Interns work and live in Freshmen residence halls modeling, building, and living Christian community. They offer students opportunities to develop personally and spiritually through liturgy, service projects, retreats and evenings of reflection. Interns receive room and board, tuition remission, and a stipend. Deadline: February 15, 2008. Additional information and the application form is available through our website, choose Graduate Internships. E-mail: or call (610) 619-4479.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION INTERNSHIP - The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, Charleston, WV offers an eighteen month internship for persons who feel called to Spiritual Direction and Retreat Ministry. Inquires: Sr. Carole Riley, CDP, Ph.D. at (304) 345-0926 or

Language Studies

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:


TWO PILGRIMAGES exploring the Celtic Tradition: Scotland: April 13-24, 2008 or Ireland: June 26 - July 6, 2008. Contact: Jane Comerford, (509) 868-1683. E-mail:


BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER, NY, announces the following spring/summer/fall 2008 retreats: "Aging with Grace", with Barbara Metz, SND, and John Burchill, OP, April 20-24; "Forgiving Love: In the Word, In the World", with Sr. Janice Farnham, RJM, and Sr. Rosemary Mangan, RJM, June 8-14; "Twelve Steps to Inner Freedom; Humility Revisited", with Sr. Carolyn Gorny-Kopkowski, OSB, June 16-22; 8-day Directed Retreats, July 1-9, 12-20, and 23-31; Retiro Predicado, August 3-10, and Weekend/Weekday Retreat with Margaret Silf, September 26-October 3. Located in the Hudson Valley, Bethany is one hour from NYC, near highway, public transportation, and airport. For details, visit or call (845) 460-3061.

BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including Ignatian 30 days, year-round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: (219) 398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

RETREAT ON PRAYER & Spiritual Direction Feb. 22 - 24, with Pamela Edd, MDiv, at Evensong Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Details at Private Retreats, Directed Retreats, Spiritual Direction. Available for small groups (508) 432-0027.

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

ENTER THE DESERT -- Private space for being with the Spirit between mountains and desert. Spiritual consultation, Reiki available. Home Place, Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230. E-mail:

RETREATS, Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 340-7474, July, 2008. Internship in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Four week residential program in a contemplative setting intended for those discerning a call to the ministry of spiritual direction or directors wanting a practicum and more supervision. July 6-31, 2008, $3,500. Internship in the Art of Supervision. Two week residential program designed specifically for the training of supervisors of spiritual directors. July 6-18, 2008, $2,100.

RETREATS, Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 340-7474, May, 2008. "The Language of Dreams: A Dreamwork Intensive with Jeremy Taylor," May 2-4, 2008. Our dreams speak a shared language of archetypal symbol and metaphor. These images and experiences connect us to each other, and to the world, in ever more profound and subtle ways. The health and wholeness out of which they spring, and back toward which they draw us, is not limited by the envelope of skin of the individual dreamer. We are all being invited to more conscious and celebratory relationship with less-conscious aspects of our own beings, and with the cosmos simultaneously. Cost: $290/$250 Commuter.

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center, The Religious of the Sacred Heart, offers year-round retreats including 30-day retreats and self directed sabbaticals near the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. Phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site:

ALMOST HEAVEN Silent Directed Retreat - Come to me all who hunger, come to the hills of West Virginia and be renewed. Almost Heaven 2008 Summer Retreats presented by The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality in partnership with Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston, WV. From June 27 to July 13, 2008 choose a 1,3,5,7,8,10 or 15 day directed retreat. Silence, prayer, liturgy and individual direction sessions are central components of these retreat offerings. Cost: $70.00 per day. Call (304) 345-0926 or


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.

SABBATICAL PROGRAM - The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality offers a sabbatical experience in Charleston, WV. The program is from one to three months. Opportunities include 8 to 30 day directed Ignatian retreat, contemplative prayer, hermit experience, spiritual direction, participation in WVIS retreat offerings, and massage. Open to U.S. and International laity, members of religious communities and clergy. Contact Sr. Carole Riley, CDP, Ph.D. at (304) 345-0926 or

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:


ARE YOU RENTING? Employed? Desire religious life? Love the Poor? Formation in your area. Call Franciscan Sisters of Joy (402) 551-0347.

DESIRE PRIESTHOOD? Religious life? Lay Ministries? Enriching sabbatical? Vocation discernment Retreat? (907)339-2486. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


FAITH FORMATION CONSULTANT. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in West Virginia has an opening for a Faith Formation Consultant. This position serves the Parkersburg, West Virginia and Clarksburg, West Virginia Vicariates. The Faith Formation Consultant works in collaboration with the various ministry offices to provide an effective coordination of catechesis to parishes within the vicariate. This person will demonstrate knowledge of lifelong learning by articulating a vision of faith development including adults, youth and children. The Faith Formation Consultant will provide consultation on catechetical matters to parishes through site visits. This individual will also research and propose catechetical models that can be adapted to the needs of particular parishes and areas. Qualified individuals must have a Masters Degree in Theology, Religious Education or related field. The individual must possess strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Must be able to communicate and make presentations. This person must be a practicing Catholic with a commitment and understanding of the Catholic Church traditions and teachings. An understanding or willingness to learn the cultural context of rural Appalachian life is important. Please respond by December 21, 2007, with letter of interest and résumé to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Michael A. Nau, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304)233-0880. Fax: (304)233-4086.


POSITION OPENING: Dean of Students, The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, a vibrant international center of graduate education, invites candidates for the position of Dean of Students. The Dean is a member of the school's executive team and reports to the President. The Dean is responsible for the following areas of service to students: formation, liturgy, community life, career development, and housing. In the area of formation, the Dean works closely with the Rector of the Jesuit Community and the Director of Ministerial Formation. Qualifications: Roman Catholic; significant administrative and ministerial experience in an educational or service-oriented organization; a degree in theology or ministry and familiarity with Ignatian spirituality is preferred. Deadline for applications: January 11, 2008. Send letter explaining your qualifications, résumé, and three references to: Bruce Lescher Chair, Dean Search Committee, 1735 Leroy Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709, Phone: (510)549-5055. E-mail:


SABBATICAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR. The SAT Sabbatical Program, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California seeks Catholic director beginning on July 1, 2008. The SAT Sabbatical, founded in 1960, provides renewal for religious, laity and diocesan priests, in mid-life and beyond. The Director is the chief administrator who works collaboratively with a core team. Background in spirituality, administration and the ability to articulate and implement the SAT mission is required. For more information about SAT visit our website at: Salary is negotiable. For further information contact, Robert Mallon, Chair of the Search Committee at: Application must be received by March 1, 2008

NATIONAL DIRECTOR sought for the St. Vincent Pallotti Center, an organization promoting lay volunteer and missionary service opportunities. A graduate degree in pastoral studies, faith formation or related field, as well as some teaching experience and web familiarity desired. Excellent communication skills; familiarity with Catholic and volunteer cultures; experience with young adults, nonprofit management and budgeting required. Position is based in Washington, DC. Full description and application information available at EOE.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford serving 213 parishes in central Connecticut, and its Office of Urban Affairs, located in New Haven, is seeking a full-time Social Action Director. The successful candidate will provide leadership to a FT/PT staff of 8 to ensure that the mission and the goals, objectives and advocacy issues established by the Board of Directors are developed and implemented. Must have knowledge of the Roman Catholic faith. A Masters degree in theology, religious studies, social studies or public administration, with a working knowledge of principles of religious social teaching, and five years of management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Job description is available at Deadline: January 15, 2008. E-mail cover letter, résumé, salary history and three references to: Search Committee, Office of Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Hartford,


PASTORAL SERVICES LIAISON. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, seeks a person for the position of Pastoral Services Liaison. This position is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and the person will serve the Martinsburg Vicariate of the Diocese. The liaison works with the Vicar Forane and Diocesan Services to accomplish vicariate and Diocesan goals consistent with the needs of the Diocese, vicariate and its parishes. This person will work with Diocesan Services to facilitate the formation, to motivate and grow parish ministry by initiating, developing and conducting programs within the vicariate. This person must understand and form a composite profile of the vicariate, identify key individual and support groups and agencies that may be resources to the vicariate. Works with the Vicar Forane to establish vicariate priorities and develops long and short term goals and action plans for the vicariate. Person should have a Masters Degree in theology, religious education or related field. The individual must be a practicing Catholic in unity with the Doctrine, teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and relationship building skills are essential. Please respond with letter of interest and résumé by December 21, 2007 to: Michael A. Nau, Director Human Resources, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, PO Box 230 Wheeling, WV 26003. E-mail:


PRINCIPAL, Established in 1964, La Reina High School is a private Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 7 through 12. The school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is located in beautiful Thousand Oaks, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. Candidates for Principal must be active, practicing Catholics, possess a Master's degree, and Teaching Credential (a California Administrative Credential is preferred). A minimum of 5 years teaching experience and 3 years of administrative experience at the secondary level are required. Please visit our website at for a more detailed job description. A letter of interest and a résumé can be submitted to

PRINCIPAL, St. Ursula Academy, a private Catholic, college preparatory high school of excellence for young women, seeks a well-qualified principal to serve its 711 young women, their families and the Academy's co-workers beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year as principal-elect and assuming full principal ship in 2009-2010. Following its mission of preparing women of faith, integrity and courage to meet the future with moral values and standards of excellence, the Academy, rich in Ursuline tradition, has been a leader in the local educational community for nearly 100 years. St. Ursula Academy follows a President-Principal administrative model which is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our new Principal will be a practicing Catholic, demonstrate commitment to the mission and philosophy of St. Ursula Academy, strong interpersonal abilities including effective verbal and written communication skills and proven organizational and leadership expertise. Candidates will hold a minimum of a Masters Degree in appropriately related field and, preferably, at least five years of administrative experience in Catholic education. The candidate should hold a valid Ohio secondary educational administrator's certificate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications begins immediately. Interested candidates are to send a current résumé and cover letter addressing what gifts they would bring to St. Ursula Academy and why they want to be its principal to: Search Committee, St. Ursula Academy,1339 E. McMillan, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Deadline: January 25, 2008.

PRINCIPAL - The Franciscan School. The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, NC, seeks an energetic visionary to principal its K-8 parochial school, a state of the art educational facility with a talented and diverse faculty and an enrollment of 655. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with a Master's degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum and Instruction. Must have or be eligible for a NC administrator's license, and must have administrative experience, preferably in a parish-based Catholic school. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Comprehensive benefits. Start date: July 1, 2008. Qualified candidates should e-mail résumé, statement of educational philosophy and listing of three references by January 11, 2008 to:

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish, in Westerville Ohio, is seeking a principal for school of 900 pupils. This is the 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 administrative experience. Full benefits. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates contact: Diocese of Columbus Office of Catholic Schools, 197 E. Gay St. Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614)221-5829.


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT of Catholic Schools: The Archdiocese of Hartford seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader to assist the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in providing direction, guidance, service and leadership to seventy vibrant schools. All application and inquiries about the position must be submitted to: Karen Kean, Director of Human Resources, Archdiocese of Hartford, and 134 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, 06105. E-Mail: Phone Number (860) 541-6491. More information about the Office of Catholic Schools can be found on the website: Applications should be submitted no later than December 30, 2007. The Assistant Superintendent will assume duties on or about July 1, 2008.


ST. FRANCIS BORGIA PARISH is looking for the right person (s) to coordinate the Life Teen youth ministry program in Washington, MO. We are seeking someone who is passionate about our Catholic faith and wishes to share that with young people. This position is responsible for maintaining the weekly 6 p.m. Mass, reaching out to all youth in the community, maintaining and recruiting a volunteer base, providing spiritual and social enrichment to young people and developing relationships with the staff and parish. Please send cover letter and résumé to: Fr. Andrew Sigmund, 115 Cedar St., Washington, MO 63090. Call (636) 239-6701 Ext. 1514 or e-mail:

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