October 19, 2015
The Center for Religion and Spirituality announces partnership with ThePastoralCenter.com
In order to strengthen the ability of CRS to accomplish its mission of continuing education in the areas of religion, spirituality and theology, the Center has forged a partnership with The Pastoral Center, which operates under the leadership of Paul Canavese and Bill Huebsch.
Paul Canavese is the director of The Pastoral Center and GrowingUpCatholic.com, along with his wife Ann. They live with their two daughters in Alameda, CA. Paul has his MTS from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, and focuses his ministry on coaching parents, daily life discipleship, and evangelization.
Bill Huebsch is the Director Emeritus of The Pastoral Center and is the former Director of the online Pastoral & Continuing Education Center at Twenty-Third Publications. Holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Theological Studies from the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago. He served as a diocesan administrator for many years in Minnesota, principally in the Diocese of New Ulm where he served with Bishop Ray Lucker. He later served as DRE in a suburban Minneapolis parish. He also directed the work of the Upper Midwest Conservation Labs at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for 5 years in the 1990s. He has served on the adjunct faculties of Loyola University New Orleans: Institute for Pastoral Studies, and the University of Dallas: School of Ministry. He is the past president of Twenty-Third Publications, and has also served in management roles in other Catholic publishing houses since 1995.
In 2000 he helped establish the Whole Community Catechesis project, aimed at helping parishes and dioceses around the world implement the General Directory for Catechesis. As part of that project, he published The GDC in Plain English and Whole Community Catechesis in Plain English, The Pastor’s Guide to WCC, Dreams and Visions, along with other books, support materials, articles, and presentations. He has also published nearly twenty other books in recent years, along with numerous booklets, articles and screenplays. One of his books, A New Look at Grace, was named in US CATHOLIC among the top seven most influential books on spirituality for today’s world.