Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Catholic lay and religious leaders announced the creation of a new non-profit organization to help the Church in the United States determine and implement best practices at the national, diocesan and parish levels.
The new Washington-based National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management (NLRCM) will consist of laity, religious and bishops working together to promote excellence and best practices in Church finances, management and human resources.
The NLRCM will be structured using the business roundtable model with members from academic, business and Church organizations across the country.
"Our mission is to facilitate a collaboration among Catholic leaders to promote excellence in the Church's organizational and management capabilities and to help reestablish the relationship of trust between the hierarchy and its parishioners," said Geoffrey T. Boisi, a founding leader.