Glossary of Terms for this report:
Administration and support: Operational support and maintenance, upkeep and depreciation for diocesan properties including homes for Bishop Conley and Bishop Bruskewitz, salaries and health insurance of priests and laity serving in administrative and ministry leadership, diocesan support for the Nebraska Catholic Conference and USCCB, and legal and accounting fees.
Allowances for pledges and loans: Accounting provision for uncollectable campaign pledges and loan obligations.
Apostolic: Services such as pro-life programs, hospital and nursing home ministries, prison chaplaincy, etc.
Bishop’s Appeal for Vocations: Raises funds for the education of seminarians for the Diocese.
Charity and Stewardship Appeal: Annual appeal provides for many needs, primarily the offices of Evangelization, Family Life and Religious Education.
Contributed Support: Includes unrestricted and restricted donations to CBL from generous benefactors.
Development: Expenses related to managing the Joy of the Gospel and Charity and Stewardship campaign.
DIAL: The Diocesan Investment and Loan Program, in which diocesan parishes and schools deposit excess funds and can take out loans for appropriate construction needs.
Education: The Catholic elementary and high schools of the diocese, and catechesis and religious education across the diocese.
Evangelization, Family Life and Youth Ministry: Youth events, pilgrimages, retreats for young people, families and engaged couples, Natural Family Planning, support for parish programs of evangelization and formation.
Joy of the Gospel restricted net assets: Assets and liabilities of the Diocese of Lincoln reflect the significant pledges and contributions made to the Joy of the Gospel campaign (JOTG), which are restricted and will be distributed to parishes, to St. Gregory the Great Seminary and seminarian education, to the priest retirement fund, to the Flavin and Francis Funds for Catholic education, and to various New Evangelization projects.
Operational Assessment: Annual contribution from parish collections to the centralized ministries and services of the diocese, St. John Vianney Association for priest retirement and the SNR.
Program revenue: Funds received in fees for programs, retreats, etc.
Propagation of the Faith: “Missions” office for bringing the Catholic faith to people around the world.
St. John Vianney: Retirement, medical and other assistance for priests.
SNR: The diocesan newspaper mailed to all homes in the diocese; the SNR also assists with broader communications such as social media, video production and the diocesan website.
Tribunal: The tribunal deals with issues of canon law, primarily marriage cases.
Vocations: Funds the education of seminarians, and provides opportunities for discernment to priesthood and religious life.
Related item: Mercy is theme for 2016 Charity and Stewardship Appeal (click here for video)