I reflected on my family traditions over at Regnum Christi Live in a post that might be worth reading before Christmas. At first glance, some traditions seem meaningless. When I was a kid my family had a tradition to eat […]Read more
Foster Parenting: The Forgotten Piece in the Adoption Debate
I wrote a piece on foster-parenting including an anonymous testimony of a friend. Have you ever considered foster parenting? In the recent debate about adoption, why did the debate focus only on expensive infant adoptions? Why don’t we do more […]Read more
5 Hidden heroes I’ve known in my life
I wrote about our need for heroes over at Aeteia: Modern society seems to find it tough to find heroes. Instead of turning to the saints, we often look to celebrities (who often aren’t real heroes) or to superheroes (who […]Read more
Is Youth Ministry a Problem?
Over at Bad Catholic, Marc recently wrote about “The Problem With Youth Ministry.” His basic argument is true: a part-time underpaid gimmicky youth minister can’t replace the authority of parents forming their kids. Bravo, bravo! However, I think he makes […]Read more
The 7 Essential Steps For Converting First Communion Parents
I was recently reading Marc Cardaronella’s post which points out a gap many parishes have in their Catechesis programs. When we prepare kids for first communion, we have the opportunity to evangelize parents, but do we do it? Probably a […]Read more
It Hurts but It Isn’t Painful (Hurt 2.0 reviewed)
When I finished Hurt 2.0, I felt disappointed. I had bought a book on youth ministry expecting at least some kind of solution, some kind of resolution. Then I read the cover again: the subtitle is Inside the World of […]Read more
Why Did God Made Moms?
A friend sent me this note about why God made mothers. I think it is appropriate. Some of the younger kids we deal with in youth ministry probably still think these things. And hey, it´s a good laugh. Answers given by […]Read more