We’re grateful to renowned author and speaker, Chris Lowney, for his time with so many of us working in Catholic Social Services; for sharing this insights on leadership, Ignatian spirituality and revitalising the Church. Chris is vice chair of CommonSpirit Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the USA. He was a Jesuit Seminarian, a managing director for JP Morgan on three continents and the author of more than half a dozen books, including Make Today Matter: 10 Habits for a Better Life (and World). He was in Melbourne and Ballarat between 5-11 September engaging in workshops, breakfast briefings and lectures with young professionals working in Catholic ministry, with Catholic health bodies, with Catholic Social Services Victoria members, and with pastoral and parish leaders.
There was extensive coverage during his visit, including articles written by Chris Lowney and others, which can be accessed below:
Watch Chris Lowney's presentation at Catholic Social Services Victoria member breakfast on ’Shared Leadership: Insights and Challenges for Catholic services', Friday 6 September
Watch Chris Lowney’s presentation to young professionals working in Catholic ministry on ‘Emerging Leaders in Challenging Times’, Monday 9 September followed by Question and Answer session
Articles by Chris Lowney
What 21st Century Leaders can Learn from the Pope who Did Laundry Duty, by Chris Lowney, published on Melbourne Catholic, 10 September 2019
How Pope Francis can Revitalise a Church in Crisis, by Chris Lowney, published on Melbourne Catholic, 30 August 2019
Co-responsibility: the way forward for leadership in the Catholic Church, by Fiona Basile, August 2019.
Chris Lowney joined the panel on God Forbid, with host James Carleton on ABC Radio National, 8 September 2019