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Forming Intentional Disciples, the Resurrection, and the Name of Jesus

I recently had the privilege of meeting Sherry Weddell and attending her one-day workshop for Forming Intentional Disciples. Her book is wildly sweeping the catechetical nation and creating quite a stir. There’s so much to talk about from this workshop, but there’s one thing in particular that hit me. It’s a problem I never recognized and [...]

Evangelizing Catechesis

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Cardinal Newman, Personal Influence, and How Truth is Spread

How did the ancient Church spread the Truth of Catholicism so successfully? We’re all about the new evangelization these days, but it’s a good idea to understand how evangelization worked in the … [Read More...]

Growing in Faith

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Why is Ash Wednesday Mass So Popular?

It's that time of year again. Ash Wednesday looms. Lent approaches. And when I say that, I'm sure everyone is like, "Yippee! Penance!" No one really likes self-denial. Although, can you … [Read More...]

Relational Evangelization

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The Price of Not Evangelizing

Is there a price for our failure to evangelize? Does it really matter if we fail to tell people about the truth of Catholicism? He never knew the truth One of the RCIA candidates pulled me aside … [Read More...]

Catholic Parenting

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Are We Teaching Families What They’re Supposed to Be?

Did you get the questionnaire from the Vatican? Even saying that is sort of strange. Has there ever been a questionnaire from the Vatican? I love Pope Francis! If you have no clue what I'm … [Read More...]

Recent Popular Articles

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Why Catholics Don’t Share Their Faith

When you were a kid, did you ever have a friend in school you were embarrassed to be with around other people? Sure, you liked him well enough when you were in class or by yourselves. But he … [Read More...]

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Sharing Faith Online: The Attitude We Need to Succeed

The other day I ran across an interview with a Protestant guy named Nathan Bingham. I loved what he had to say about sharing faith online. It seems weird to have to qualify his name with … [Read More...]

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Night Flying and the Perils of Comfortable Christianity

It was dark outside. Really dark, a moonless night. I could hear the hum of the engine. It’s turns rhythmically vibrated up through the seat and all through my body. The cockpit was … [Read More...]

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Christmas: God With Us

“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” (Matthew 1:23) God is with us. The idea is old hat to us. We kind of take it for … [Read More...]

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How to Read Evangelii Gaudium This Advent

My friend Kelly Wahlquist is doing a cool thing over on her blog for Advent. As you may know, Pope Francis just released a new apostolic exhortation titled, "Evangelii Gaudium," which is Latin for … [Read More...]

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What’s Your Spiritual Reading Plan This Year?

Is it too early for New Year's resolutions? Not when you start with the new liturgical year! Last October, Pope Benedict asked the whole Church to study the Catechism for the Year of … [Read More...]

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Get Your Kids Reading the Bible (And Not Hating It)

Do you want your kids to grow up reading the Bible? Yes, I know you’re Catholic. That’s why I’m asking. The Bible is central to the Church’s theology and devotional life, but we don’t teach our … [Read More...]

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Link: 100 Blogs by New Media Catholic Priests

How many priests do you know well enough to ask advice? 5? 10? 100??? One of the awesome things about the internet is access. Access to information, talent, resources, and people. Once upon a … [Read More...]

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I Have a Confession to Make

True confessions time. I hate confession. Not the personal kind of confession but the sacramental kind. I’ve read what all the Saints say about confession, and I know I’m supposed to love it. I … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Saint by Lino Rulli

Have you ever thought about what you could be canonized for? I think most of us are more preoccupied with what we could be condemned for. Sainthood seems like something pretty distant. Part … [Read More...]