Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2018 / 15:17 pm
Seminaries will train priests in theology and philosophy, but how does priestly formation in the U.S. handle the business side of parishes?
Father Justin Fulton, a recent graduate in Ecclesial Administration and Management at Catholic University's Busch School of Business, said this program develops management skills for leadership.
"It's given me the nuts and bolts way of being a servant leader in the parish," said Father Fulton, who is the assistant pastor of St. Teresa's Parish in Lincoln, Neb.
A priest is "a steward of God's mysteries and… a steward of the Church's resources," he told CNA. "I think this program helps quantify in ways that weren't afforded in the seminary."