October 5, 2016
California business leader Bill Simon points out what makes great parishes, and the key is inspired leadership that inspires lay people to engage in service and spirituality. In a survey of pastors, he notes how many — unsolicited — talked up a “Francis effect” on how they run their parishes. Also see how Simon’s new book on parish leadership is sparking discussion about how the church can reach those who are unconnected.
Read the full article by Peter Feuerherd from the National Catholic Reporter, “Checking up on the Francis effect.”