Reading the Signs of Our Times
A CHA Book Club for Leaders in Catholic Health Care

Bimonthly Series Beginning Dec. 19, 2023
1 – 2 p.m. ET

Read the recent CHW article about the book club

CHA is pleased to present Reading the Signs of our Times: A Book Club for Catholic Health Care Leaders. This series delves into essential elements of the Catholic health ministry: ethics, mission, formation, advocacy, sponsorship and well-being, offering ministry leaders a unique forum to address critical issues in contemporary Catholic health care. A CHA expert in the respective field will guide each discussion.

Register today or at any point during the series for a meaningful experience that speaks to the essence of service in the Catholic health ministry. Upon registration, you'll receive all six books for your personal library.



Six Sessions Beginning Dec. 19, 2023
1 - 2 p.m. ET
(Please adjust for your time zone)

Registration Fee:
CHA members: $175
Non-Members: $175

Questions? Email CHA or call (800) 230-7823


Please note: Registration will be ongoing. Upon registration, participants will receive all six books regardless of when they choose to enter the program.

Virtual Meeting Dates

Discussion sessions will be held from 1 – 2 p.m. ET on Tuesdays:

Dec. 19, 2023
What it Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics by O. Carter Snead

Feb. 20, 2024
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

April 16, 2024
Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness by Ilia Delio

June 18, 2024
Unlikely Entrepreneurs: Catholic Sisters and the Hospital Marketplace by Barbra Mann-Wall

Aug. 20, 2024
Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek Murthy, M.D.

Oct. 22, 2024
Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle by Shannen Dee Williams


Kathy Curran, JD, MA
Senior Director
Public Policy
Dennis Gonzales -150
Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Mission Integration and Innovation
Fisk, Jill
Jill Fisk, MATM
Mission Services
Lori Ashmore-Ruppel 150
Lori Ashmore-Ruppel, MAPS
Sponsor Services 
Brian Kane 0130-150
Brian M. Kane, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Nate Hibner, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Henson, Darren - 091123
Darren Henson, Ph.D.,  S.T.L.
Senior Director
Ministry Formation

Cancellation Policy

  • A refund of the full registration fee will be given for cancellations received prior to the six books being shipped to the registrant.
  • No refund will be given for cancellations received after the six books have shipped to the registrant.

There is no additional charge for substitute registrants.

If the six books have been shipped prior to the substitution, the substituted registrant will not be sent the six books.


For more information, contact CHA Service Center.


The books chosen do not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions held by the Catholic Health Association.

During the meeting, you may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded by CHA staff or its designated contractor. By your attendance or participation at the meeting, you agree that CHA may photograph, copy, record and/or distribute in any such form your participation and involvement in any meeting session, activity or event. No persons or organizations other than CHA may photograph, audiotape or videotape any portion of the meeting without prior written permission of CHA.

The right to change speakers or to modify program content is reserved by CHA.