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The Divine Renovation Podcast seeks to inspire and equip parishes to move from maintenance to mission.
Join Fr. James, Dan O'Rourke, Ron Huntley and guests as they take a deep look at the three keys of parish renewal; the primacy of evangelization, the best of leadership principles, and the empowerment by the Holy Spirit.
76 Episodes
Season 5 Wrap-Up

Season 5 Wrap-Up


We’re so happy to have you join us for our last podcast episode of the season. Dan O’Rourke, Ron Huntley, and Father James Mallon sit down and reflect on the amazing guests and some of the highlights they’ve shared during this past season. The team focuses on the insights from our wonderful guests and take the time to delve into these topics a little bit deeper. Our guests this season helped us explore our three keys to parish renewal and we use this episode to explore some of these concepts further. Although this is the end of the season, we don't want to leave you waiting all summer so stay tuned next week for a special summer project...
On our second last podcast of the season we’re joined by someone that's been integral in the development of our ministry. Church Consultant Brent Dolfo joins Dan O’Rourke, Father James Mallon, and Rob Currie to discuss how to help people move forward and survive the difficult and important path of parish renewal. Director of the Leadership, Brent worked with Father Mallon in the early days of Divine Renovation and his insight into building up leaders through teams was very important to the formation and growth of our ministry. We discuss how to build complimentary teams and give them the space to do their best. Brent offers some insight into some of the patterns he sees among pastors in the Catholic Church, how we can build on what works, and address what doesn’t. As a leader, pastor or otherwise, this is an excellent conversation for those looking to build great teams within their parish.
This week on the podcast, Dan O’Rourke leads a conversation with Ron Huntley and Father James Mallon on the topic of leadership, especially as it relates to ministries within the parish. The team explains the surprising reasons that delegation might not always be the best thing for a parish team and how to make sure you’ve got the right people in the right places. The team also offers insights into how to help leaders take ownership of their ministry. Whether you’re a ministry lead trying to understand your role or a pastor trying to do the same, this is a great, actionable conversation.
This week Dan O'Rourke, Rob McDowell and Father Simon Lobo are joined by the founder of the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute, Alexandre Havard. Alexandre's books, “Virtuous Leadership”, “Created for Greatness” and “From Temperament to Character” have been translated into 20 languages and he brings this wealth of knowledge to the podcast in a candid conversation around leadership through the lens of virtues. Alexandre helps us define the difference between a leader and a manager, explains why when it comes to virtues there really is no such thing as "too much of a good thing", and helps us understand how to measure (or not measure) success. We discuss the difference between being made and being created and ask whether leaders are born or shaped. To learn more about Alexandre, his books, and his work, visit the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute.
I Am Third

I Am Third


This week on the podcast, Dan O'Rourke is joined by Father James Mallon and Ron Huntley to take a closer look at leadership through the lens of virtues. They talk about why being told you're doing a bad job is a gift if you look at it the right way. If you want to know what driving a low to the ground car on a country road has to do with leadership, this is the episode for you. Whether you lead a business, a parish, or a family, this conversation is going to change your life.
This week on the podcast Dan, Rob, and Mike are joined by Steve Foran, author of "Surviving to Thriving: The Ten Laws of Grateful Leadership". Steve answers last week's question, "what is the opposite of gratitude", while helping the team understand the importance of gratitude. From personal stories of growth and development to successes in practice, Steve explains why gratitude is the key to successful leadership the world over and how we can all work to be a little more
This week we're minding on our manners. Dan O’Rourke, Rob McDowell, and Mike Tanner take a few moments to talk gratitude. The team tries to recognize the things they are grateful for and explain why a focus on gratitude is so important? If you’ve ever held the door and had trouble holding your tongue when no one says thank you, this is a good conversation to listen to. Do you have an intentional gratitude practice or do you know what an intentional gratitude practice is? Thank you to everyone for taking the time to listen this week.
This week on the podcast, we’re joined by Jeff Lockert, the President of Catholic Christian Outreach, a university missionary organization. Jeff shares the story of how he discerned his calling with CCO and what it’s meant in his life. Jeff unpacks the reasons that university campuses are one of the most important places for us to undertake mission and why forming leaders at this stage in life is so key. The story that Jeff weaves of leadership, opportunity, and the future is something truly special and how those stories weave together is awe-inspiring. This is an uplifting conversation on leadership development as it relates to mission.Be sure to check out Catholic Christian Outreach to learn more.
This week on the podcast Father James Mallon, Ron Huntley, and Mike Tanner do some idea pruning and planting around leadership. The team talks about the new logo and what each of the keys mean as it relates to parish renewal. They discuss icebergs, cornerstones, and trees in an effort to get to the root of their understanding of leadership principles and explain why you can't open a door with just one key. This conversation branches in some really interesting ways, so don't leaf without catching the whole thing.
Why are rinks full and churches empty and does one have anything to do with the other? This week Ron Huntley, Mike Tanner and Matt Vaughan are joined by Andrew Pepper, a Hockey Ministries International Chaplain with the Halifax Mooseheads. Andrew shares the mission and the impact of HMI and digs into what he’s seen change  in these young men through ministry. Whether you’re a hockey fan or an evangelization evangelist, game on.
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