Entries by Patrick Lynch

Pre-employment Screening

Why do lay applicants for positions working for the Catholic Church go through criminal background checks? In response to the abuse scandal and as a proactive step to avoid future incidents the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has mandated that: “Churches, schools, and youth organizations must ensure that children and youth who worship, study, […]


We hear much today about being transparent as a parish, Diocese and Church. Most people focus on finances when they think about this concept. But the duty of representing the Church began more than 2000 years ago by our Savior, Jesus Christ, calls for transparency in all aspects of our life. Things which have become […]

Pope Francis

In a recent Tweet, the Pope says “Work is proper to the human person and expresses the dignity of being created in the image of God” This is a shortened version of a statement made in his general audience last year. In that statement he says: “Work — I repeat, in its many forms — […]