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What You Ought to Know About Handing on Faith [Video]

How was the early Church so successful in handing on faith despite incredible obstacles? It’s something Cardinal Newman knew and you should know as well.

Evangelizing Catechesis

Messy & Foolish: Matthew Warner’s Evangelization Manifesto

"I want a mess. I want trouble in the dioceses! I want people to go out! I want the Church to go out into the streets! I want us to defend ourselves against everything that is worldliness, … [Read More...]

Faith Parenting

5 Simple Strategies to Nurture Your Teen’s Faith [Infographic]

Parenting teens is scary. I know…I have two! It gets even scarier for those of us interested in keeping our teens Catholic. You’ve seen the apathetic look of most teens at Mass. You’ve heard … [Read More...]

Recent Popular Articles

4 Ways Parents Are Essential for Keeping Kids Catholic [Infographic]

Parents, want to know the secret to keeping kids Catholic? Get involved in their religious formation. This isn’t a new idea. The Church has said it for decades. The Vatican II documents say … [Read More...]

Learn to Love Like Jesus: Mending Broken Relationships, Building Strong Ones

Christians love like Jesus… Isn't that right? Community is the hallmark of Christian discipleship, however... The elements of community--friendship, accompaniment, fraternal love, service, … [Read More...]

Of Suicide, Culture, & The Essential Mission of Catholic Parents

Two days ago, my administrative assistant talked a friend out of committing suicide. It was midnight when he called. When she got there he was on the floor of his bedroom, curled up in the fetal … [Read More...]

Complete Your Spiritual Goals This Year

It’s the new year…again. Around this time of year, everyone online starts talking about goal setting and resolutions. How to make goals, how to keep goals, how everyone breaks their goals, and … [Read More...]

How to Know You Have a Relationship with Jesus

I was already a little tipsy when I started this conversation with Andre Regnier. That didn't make it any easier. Marcel Lejeune and I had already indulged in a few beers at the social before we … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]