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Sorry, I Got Caught Up

So…what have you guys been up to? I’ve been a little busy! This is the obligatory post bloggers always write when they’ve been away from the blog for a while. You’ve seen them. They contain an apology for being absent and an explanation of what could possibly have been so important that a simple post could not be produced two months. Well, [...]

Evangelizing Catechesis


How to Get the Catechetical Recharge You Need This Summer

Okay's the end of the year. Your classes are over, or they will be soon. You're tired, burned out, and ready for summer. But you're DRE is already asking if you want to teach again next … [Read More...]

Growing in Faith


Book Review: Under the Influence of Jesus

I don’t think the average Catholic has a clue what difference Jesus makes. Oh sure, they’ve heard homilies, listened to gospel stories, and read about the doctrines about Jesus in their CCD classes … [Read More...]

Relational Evangelization


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


Breaking the Silence: Forming Intentional Disciples and the Catholic Family

In my last post, I related some insights from a one-day workshop I attended that was given by Sherry Weddell. Again, her book Forming Intentional Disciples is really creating quite a stir in the … [Read More...]

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Why the Fruit of the Spirit Is Missing From Your Life

Here's something I've learned about saints. They believe what the Bible says. Not just that the Bible is true, but that it's true for them. St. Francis read that Jesus told the apostles they … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]


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...]


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...]


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...]

Christmas - God With Us

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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]