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Michael Brough is director of strategic engagement with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and works with dioceses, parishes and nonprofit organizations implementing Catholic Standards for Excellence .

Thomas J. HealeyMichael Brough
Too often the Catholic Church learns the value of accountability and transparency the hard way. In Philadelphia, for example, a senior member of the archdiocesan staff walked off with more than $900,000 in church proceeds before the theft was uncovered in the summer of 2011. The newly arrived archbi