Ecclesiology Relationships in Catholic Health Care

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About this Event

Ecclesial Relationships in Catholic Health Care: A Course for Sponsors and Leaders is an opportunity for sponsor members, board members, mission leaders and executives to learn more about how Catholic health care ministries build and maintain Church relationships with a focus on related principles in canon law. This four-part series will explore the theological foundations of sponsorship and canon law, the responsibilities of juridic persons, Church governance and ecclesiastical goods. Each part will include a conversation with canonical experts and an overview of the given topic.

Thursday, September 8
Part One: Theology, Sponsorship and Canon Law

Thursday, October 13
Part Two: Responsibilities of Juridic Persons

Thursday, November 10
Part Three: Ecclesial Relationships and Church Governance

Thursday, December 8
Part Four 



Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov.  10, Dec. 8
3-4:15 p.m. ET
(Please adjust for your time zone)

Registration Fee:
Free for all.

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



Lori Ashmore-Ruppel
Director, Sponsor Services
Catholic Health Association

Rev. Charles Bouchard, OP, S.T.D.
Senior Director, Theology and Sponsorship
Catholic Health Association

Mario Brunetta, MA, MDiv, JCD
Vice President of Mission Integration
Trinity Health

Derek Covert, J.C.L., M.A.
Chief Mission Integration Officer
Ascension Texas

Msgr. John A. Renken, MA, S.T.D., JCD
Full Professor
Saint Paul University, Ottawa

Stephen Taluja, M.Div., MBA
Chief Sponsorship and Ministry Formation Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health

Who Should Attend

This complimentary event is designed for …

  • Sponsor members
  • Board members
  • Mission leaders
  • CEOs

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

Don't worry if you cannot attend the live event. CHA will record the webinar and share the recording with all who are registered — so please register today for this webinar.


For more information, contact CHA Service Center or Lori Ashmore-Ruppel, Director, Sponsor Services, Catholic Health Association.


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