Fr. Chuck Would be Proud!

Grateful for You & Fr. Chuck

Every year at this time, I am grateful and think about Fr. Chuck Pfeffer. I feel especially grateful for him and for all of you during this 30th Anniversary year.

Fr. Chuck was the co-founder of CLI alongside me… I can’t help but imagine what he must be thinking in heaven as he looks down upon our ministry.

  • In CLI’s first days, could Fr. Chuck have ever dreamed that we have worked alongside 118 partner dioceses?
  • Would he be humbled that we have reached almost 500,000 Catholics through our Disciple Maker Index?
  • As a priest, how grateful would he be that we have served over 5,254 priests through Good Leaders, Good Shepherds and Called For More?
  • Would he – given his heart for youth and young adult ministry – be most excited by the parishes we are serving through Next Generation Parish to pave the way for future generations?

I am so humbled by what Catholic Leadership Institute has been able to accomplish. I know that it is because of our generous, prayerful, and faithful CLI community that we have achieved these milestones.

As a sign of my gratitude, please know that you are in my prayers – it is an honor to pray for all of you!

by Tim Flanagan

May 12, 2022

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