Napa Institute attendees drown out pro-abortion protestors with prayer and song

Napa Institute attendees drown out pro-abortion protestors with prayer and song

Pro-abortion protesters tried to disrupt a conference of Catholics leaders held over the weekend in Napa, Calif., but they soon gave up when their rauckus chants were drowned out when 800 conference attendees began singing “Salve Regina,” a hymn to the Virgin Mary. The July 30 incident, which later became a viral sensation on social…

Church Vandalism is Soaring. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care

Church Vandalism is Soaring. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care

From senseless violence against formerly honored Saint Junipero Serra statues in California and St. King Louis statues in St. Louis, Missouri, to churches throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, especially in France, and elsewhere. Needless to say, something is very wrong. The Washington Post Op.Ed. below does a good job of addressing why it matters……

COVID restrictions on religion: I’m still attending Mass from my church parking lot

COVID restrictions on religion: I’m still attending Mass from my church parking lot

I never thought I’d watch Mass from the front seat of my car. I never thought I’d receive Holy Communion standing in the parish parking lot. But there I’ve been, Sunday after Sunday for months on end, in the parking lot at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo, California. From the start, I knew…

Principled Entrepreneurship Conference: “Ethical Management and Faith in an Era of Woke Capitalism” – One Week Left to Register

Principled Entrepreneurship Conference: “Ethical Management and Faith in an Era of Woke Capitalism” – One Week Left to Register

There is only one week left until the start of the Virtual Princi8pled Entrepreneurship™ Conference!  If you’ve not yet registered, we encourage you to take advantage of a special offer by using the code “CBJ” at check out! Join the Napa Institute and The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America October…

PIVOT: Adapting During the Pandemic

PIVOT: Adapting During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to rethink our daily lives. From the personal to the professional to the spiritual, the habits and rituals that we have come to rely on have been upended. It’s been difficult, to say the least. But it’s also a good time for us to ask: How can we…

Napa Institute Now Virtual Only:  One Week Left to Take Advantage of Discounted Registration

Napa Institute Now Virtual Only: One Week Left to Take Advantage of Discounted Registration

Registration is now open for the 2020 Napa Institute Virtual Conference, “Finding Hope in the New America,” to be held August 14-15. Take advantage of the early registration discount before the price increases on August 1st.  We have expanded our speaker line-up to allow for more content on the urgent issues facing our faith and…

Every Day Of Advent Is Preparation — And Celebration

Every Day Of Advent Is Preparation — And Celebration

If you ask my family what I’m like during the holidays, they’ll tell you that I tend to go a little overboard. The get-togethers, the gifts, the good times with loved ones and treasured friends — I can’t get or give enough during this special season. My wife and kids make fun of me for…

Undaunted, Justice Thomas Seeks the Court’s Atonement on Abortion

Undaunted, Justice Thomas Seeks the Court’s Atonement on Abortion

by Tim Busch and Kevin Stidham—Another Supreme Court term has ended, and once again the court failed to revisit the question of abortion. In our time, it seems that abortion is discussed everywhere except the Supreme Court, where most justices seem intent to do anything to avoid the topic. And still, each passing term, the…

Tim Busch Issues a Call to Action for Catholic Laity at Napa Institute

Tim Busch Issues a Call to Action for Catholic Laity at Napa Institute

Special to the Catholic Business Journal—NAPA, CA, July 25, 2019 – “The Catholic Church is in crisis. Much has been done, but there is still much to do,” said Tim Busch,  founder and chairman of the Institute, in his opening remarks at this year’s annual Napa Institute. “This is a time of cleansing. And this…

A Book Worth Reading: American Priest

A Book Worth Reading: American Priest

There are books worth reading, and then there are books worth sharing after you’ve read them. I heartily recommend the new book by Father Bill Miscamble, a Holy Cross Father, at the University of Notre Dame. It’s called American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh , and it profiles the…

Lenten Reflections from a Catholic Business Leader

Lenten Reflections from a Catholic Business Leader

For this article, I’ve been asked to “dig deeper” and to share some of my inner, personal motivations for Lent this year. It’s a challenge I am happy to embrace, even though imperfectly, because throughout my career and even now I have been — and continue to be — inspired by and learn so much…

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR 2019 :  Good News, Perseverance, Enduring Hope

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR 2019 : Good News, Perseverance, Enduring Hope

We are in very tumultuous times in the stock market. One day it is down 600 points and the next day it is up 1,000. But this isn’t the time to panic. After 10 years of very cheap money which has driven up asset prices, including the stock market, the Fed has been normalizing interest…

Christmas is to Save us

Christmas is to Save us

As practicing Roman Catholics, the title may seem obvious. Of course, Jesus Christ became flesh and blood so that He could die on the Cross and save us from Original Sin. This may lead us to wonder why we celebrate this Feast of the birth of Christ with so much festivity, while the Easter Triduum…

Unity Through Reform

Unity Through Reform

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus (Romans 15:5) — The 2018 “Summer of Sorrow” has proven to be a tumultuous time for the Church. The Barque of Peter has been rocked by scandal after scandal, and many Church leaders…

Our Great Commission: The Call of the Laity to Holiness & Reform in Times of Scandal

Our Great Commission: The Call of the Laity to Holiness & Reform in Times of Scandal

I, like many of you, have been disheartened by the unfolding scandal regarding now Archbishop Theodore McCarrick – a scandal we thought had been sufficiently handled in 2002 with the implementation of the Dallas Charter, which adopted a zero tolerance policy for sexual indiscretions with minors by priests and deacons. (It has come to light…

2018 Napa Institute Brings out the Best: Fully Catholic, Fully Alive

2018 Napa Institute Brings out the Best: Fully Catholic, Fully Alive

by Karen A. Walker — Now in its ninth year, the Napa Institute has evolved into a wide grouping of interesting persons—lay men and women, religious orders, and clergy of every rank, each passionately following remarkably unique and varied paths, yet each profoundly united in a shared priority to obey and serve God fully with…

Thomas Loarie Reports LIVE from the Napa Institute

Stay on top of talks and news from the Napa Institute conference going on July 7-9 with Tweets, photos and links from our on-the-scene reporter Thomas Loarie.