A Letter from Archbishop Listecki
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to being accountable to members of the Catholic community on a wide variety of issues. Our dedication to practicing sound stewardship with the gifts that are shared with us is something we take very seriously. Providing detail and explanation to those we serve about how we use resources upholds the responsibility of accountability that is so closely linked with being good stewards.
Various councils are in place on both the archdiocesan and parish level to ensure that resources are used wisely and standard financial practices are followed. Within the archdiocese, I am fortunate to receive wise counsel from members of the Corporate Board, College of Consultors, Archdiocesan Presbyteral (Priest) Council, Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and Finance Council. An external audit of our archdiocesan finances is conducted each year and those results are reported back to the Catholic community. Each parish is mandated to have active Parish and Finance Councils, whose members assist the parish leadership. Parishes also are required to provide an annual report to their parishioners.
Knowing that we can never be too scrupulous about finances on the archdiocesan or local parish level, I have approved the creation of a Fiscal Misconduct Report System to be implemented within our archdiocese. This system will provide employees, volunteers, parishioners, vendors and other interested individuals the opportunity to share concerns, anonymously if they wish, about financial practices and policies within the archdiocese and parish communities. We have partnered with EthicsPoint, an independent, third-party company to facilitate this process. Reports can be made via this web site or by calling 1 888 366-6029.
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