National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 28, 2005

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WHITEHAWK SPIRIT COACHING -- Gavin W. Young, Jr., M.A., M.A.P.M. Seasoned Life Coach partnering with BabyBoom/GenX men in attaining enhanced lives by focusing on spiritual integration in all areas of life. Initial session is complimentary. Sessions are held by phone and last approx. 45 minutes. Contact: (541) 535-1558 (Pacific time) or for more info or to schedule an appointment.

WANTED: MANUSCRIPTS/ESSAYS on ecological philosophy. With author’s co-operation material will be incorporated into a book on the theme “human dialogue and the emergence of an ecological theology.” Contact Allan Savage. Homepage:


NOT THRILLED by Papal election? BOGO $20 gets two copies of “Women Who Pioneered Christianity: great Mediterranean Hijack”. One for a friend or library. S&H free. E-mail:

EUGENE BIANCHI’s lively novel, ‘The Bishop of San Francisco’, moves like a flesh and blood Da Vinci Code.” information: Toll-free: 1-888-280-7715. And at your local bookstore.

PAUPER WHO WOULD BE POPE -- the only complete biography of John Paul I, the record of his struggles as an impoverished child, as a revolutionary priest, as an outspoken bishop.

FREE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CATALOG -- 44 pages. Resources for newcomers to Christian meditation. Material for nurturing your practice of meditation. Teachings by John Main, OSB; Laurence Freeman, OSB; Bede Griffiths OSB; Thomas Keating, OCSO; and others. A rich source of materials including books, audio tapes, CDs, videos and music for the inward journey. Phone toll-free: (888) 673-8617. Or visit Web site: For more information about Christian meditation phone toll-free: (800) 324-8305. Or visit the World Community for Christian Meditation Web site:

SOWING SEEDS FROM THE GOSPELS: Short, challenging, thought-provoking homilies for 2006 cycle B. Download sample Book Store ISBN 1420848410.


KATRINA RECOVERY continues. Help rebuild shattered lives. The Wilkinson Center, 5200 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75206. 1-800-880-4988. Web site:


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY - designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in ministry supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone (210) 341-1366. Web site:

 Hurricane Relief

AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST Network of Food Banks across America are coming together to help our neighbors in need. 100% of your hurricane relief donation will go directly to fund support of Hurricane Katrina victims. Our network is sending an average of one million pounds of food each day to the affected areas. A2H has activated our Disaster Assistance Team to quickly move supplies to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. We are also providing support to member food banks in Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas. Your donation will help raise the $3 million we need to fund our disaster-relief efforts. Please mail your donation to: America’s Second Harvest, Hurricane Relief Fund, Attn: Nicholas Saccaro, Exec. Director, 915 Douglas, St. Joseph, MO 64505. Your donation is tax-deductible. Visit our St. Joseph, Missouri branch web site at

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:

Religious Goods

SEE THE ELEGANTLY calligraphic Christmas cards that express the wonder and awe of the season, created by the Sisters of St Clare in Saginaw, Michigan at or write for a brochure: 4875 Shattuck Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. E-mail:


RETREAT OF A LIFETIME on the beautiful Isle of Iona, Scotland April 17-28, 2006, presented by Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Registration deadline December 15th, 2005. Join Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP for days of silence, solitude prayer, and faith sharing on Scotland’s remote Isle of Iona. $2,729 includes everything! Call Renee at (616) 643-0162 for more information or to register.

THE SOUL TELLS A STORY writer’s retreat, December 2-6, 2005, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona. Led by authors Vinita Hampton Wright and Rev. Thomas Santa, CSsR, the workshop provides exercises, meditations, and group discussions to help the writer tap both creativity and spirituality in natural, non-threatening ways. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: or visit for information.

2006 CATHOLIC WRITERS RETREATS, Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona. Catholic Writers Session I, January 13-17; Catholic Writers Session II, March 22-26; Catholic Poets, January 6-9; Catholic Editors Retreat, March 10-13. Call (520) 744-3400. E-mail: or visit for information.

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:


MINI-SABBATH. Living with Balance: Life in Abundance. July 8-22, 2006. Presenters: Michael Laratonda, FMS, Margaret Picha, SSND (previously WELLSPRINGS staff). Cost: $1100 all inclusive ($200 deposit with registration). Registration: Before February 15, 2006. Phone: (973) 962-9778. Franciscan Spiritual Center, Ringwood, NJ. E-mail: Web site:

SPRING SABBATICAL: May 9 - June 7, 2006. Come to this ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. A Winter program is also available: Jan. 3 - Feb. 3. For information, please contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907, (714) 744-3175 x4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. 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 IN OREGON; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center. (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

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 courses, June 18 to July 6, 2006 in Miami. Designed for religious, priests, 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 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America - Inclusive, progressive, marital status and gender no impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201. Web site:


Employment Wanted

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TEACHER situation wanted. Second semester, 2006. Grades 8-12. Excellent references. 20+ years experience. Contact Michael: (763) 458-9466 or

Employment Opportunities


UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for experienced Administrator-New Catholic school opening in Westside El Paso, TX, fall 2006, starting K4-3rd. Principal needed to begin Jan 2, 2006. Qualifications: Practicing Roman Catholic committed to Catholic education in the spirit of Vatican II; academic excellence, use of technology and strong faith formation; Masters in Education with 18 hours in administration and supervision Minimum five years; Successful administration and teaching experience; Strong interpersonal communication skills; Understanding and willingness to develop stewardship and direct fundraising efforts; Spanish preferred. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline: November 30, 2005. Contact: the Office of Education, Catholic Diocese of El Paso, 499 St. Matthews St., El Paso, TX 79907. Phone: (915) 872-8426.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR IN CIVIL LAW -- The Legal Resource Center for Religious, Silver Spring, MD, is seeking an attorney for the position of Associate Director in Civil Law. LRCR, a Catholic non-profit organization, provides research, advice, consultations, publications, and educational programs on both civil and canon law issues to religious leaders and treasurers. Duties include providing legal assistance to institutes, overseeing publications and legal projects. Require a licensed attorney, a religious or experience working with religious institutes. Contact: Executive Director, LRCR, 8812 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Web site:


LA SALLE UNIVERSITY invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Religion Department at the Associate/Full Professor level. Candidates with distinguished teaching and scholarship records and administrative experience/potential are sought to lead a department of ten faculty serving 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students annually. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach various courses in a reduced schedule that can include Catholic theology, Christology, moral theology, and contemporary Catholicism. The Chair manages the department’s administrative activities and exercises leadership by working with faculty to further develop the academic objectives of the department and by promoting teaching excellence, individual research, and scholarly achievement. La Salle University is a Roman Catholic University in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes candidates who can contribute to its unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement visit the website at Review of applications will begin on/before December 1. AA/EOE. Candidates should submit an application letter (non-electronic) that discusses qualifications for departmental leadership in a Lasallian and Catholic university, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references: Geffrey Kelly, Chair, Religion Department, La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199.


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, full-time, for Congregation of Women Religious. Qualified candidate will have minimum of Bachelor’s degree and preferably five years of practical experience in Communications. Application deadline: November 15. 2005. Submit resume and letter of application to: Sr. Maryann Bremke, C.PP.S. 4000 Denlinger Rd. Dayton OH 45426. For details:


BILINGUAL WORKSHOP COORDINATOR -- Oregon Catholic Press, a national Catholic publisher of liturgical music and worship aids has an immediate opening for a Bilingual Workshop Coordinator. This position supports all workshop related activities for the organization with special attention to workshops and events for the Hispanic community in the Catholic Church. Only fully Bilingual (English and Spanish) need apply. Qualified candidates will possess strong pastoral experience with the Hispanic community with special emphasis and attention to ministerial formation. Strong computer skills are essential. Project and time management ability is important to support work in a fast paced environment. Strong communications and interpersonal skills are also a must. Must be willing to travel and work weekends and evenings as assigned. Interested parties should send resume with a cover letter to the HR Manager at or by fax to (503) 282-3486.


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Cardinal Gibbons High School, the one-thousand-student High School of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, seeks a dynamic professional to lead its advancement effort. The successful candidate must possess an enthusiasm for the mission of Catholic education; high energy; excellent communication and management skills; ability to conduct solicitations and work effectively with donors, volunteers and staff. Minimum of three years successful fundraising and demonstrated achievement in annual fund and capital campaigns required. Expertise in database management essential. Start date January 1, 2006. Send resume/cover letter by November 15, 2005 to: Search Committee, CGHS, 1401 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. E-mail:


THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND (CDF) seeks candidates for the position of Director of Religious Affairs (DRA). The DRA is responsible for all aspects of the Religious Affairs division’s work. The DRA supports religious bodies in developing and sustaining child advocacy efforts; develops spiritual renewal, education, and networking opportunities; and motivates religious community to initiate child assistance efforts. Experience in the dynamics of interfaith work is essential. An M.Div. or equivalent, plus five years experience is preferred. Please forward resume w/cover letter & writing samples to: HR/ DRA Search, 25 E St NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Fax: (202) 662-3520. E-mail:

DIRECTOR: PROGRAM FOR PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION - Program for Psychology and Religion is multi-disciplinary program, which conducts intensive outpatient psychotherapy program for Catholic priests, and other men and women religious professionals. Program also serves candidates for religious life, seminarians, lay ministers, ministers of other faiths, and lay people. Position involves providing direct clinical services and administrative responsibilities, including working with leadership of dioceses and religious communities, business and program development, and operational management. Director has access to variety of specialty services and consultants with expertise in various areas within the Institute. Candidates must have understanding of Catholic religious life, must be licensed or license eligible in Missouri, ideally on managed care panels, and familiar with cognitive behavior therapy. Program for Psychology and Religion is part of St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, an academic affiliate of St. Louis University. SLBMI is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for position can either write, e-mail, or fax cover letter, resume, and list of managed care panels for which you are a provider, to Ronald B. Margolis, Ph.D. at or fax: (314) 534-7996. Please feel free to contact Dr. Margolis at (314) 534-0200. For more information on SLBMI, please see


A NEWLY CONFIGURED province of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S. - Ontario, with 720 members is hiring a CFO. The position is full-time with responsibilities for implementing the reconfiguration of the five finance offices into one, administering the province assets, financial planning, investment management, property management, insurance, and accounting. The finance office is in Portland, Oregon. A candidate must have an MBA, CPA, or equivalent, and a minimum of five years experience as a CFO. E-mail (Word document) cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications/experience and compensation requirements, along with a current resume to with CFO Search in the subject field. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. The deadline for application is November 18, 2005, or until the position is filled. Questions contact Sister Linda Orrick: (510) 436-1657.


ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR -- Lay Ministry Formation. Lewis University, located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Theology for full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall 2006. four course semester including general education courses with usual non-teaching responsibilities and full participation in the department and university expected. Summer teaching and off-campus teaching at satellite campuses possible. Qualifications: Ph.D. plus record of teaching excellence and a commitment to the education of a diverse student population required. AOC: Lay Ministry Formation with specialties in either Religious Education or Pastoral Ministry with an ability to develop a program in undergraduate and graduate level training. A commitment to Catholic higher education and the University’s Lasallian Mission is required for all positions. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Apply with cover letter, CV, supporting materials including teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be screened up until December 16, 2005. Candidates who submit materials before November 11, 2005 may be interviewed at the AAR convention. Apply to: Office of Human Resources, Lewis University, One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446. Fax: (815) 836-5900. E-mail: Web site:


LIFE TEEN YOUTH MINISTER -- River Valley Life Teen, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Life’s worth living in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and we want you! River Valley Life Teen has an immediate opening for a full-time Youth Minister. Qualifications to include: Practicing Catholic; Bachelor’s degree preferred; Must have a working knowledge of teen mental, psychological, & social development; Life Teen experience preferred; A record of strong leadership and organizational skills; Spanish speaking skills a plus. Salary will depend on education and experience (benefits included). Application deadline: November 10, 2005. Mail resumes with 3 letters of reference to: Immaculate Conception Church, Attn: Surennah Werley, PO Box 1866, Ft. Smith, AR 72902. Phone: 479-783-7497. E-mail submission of resumes (Word format preferred) to:

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