Chosen: A Confirmation Program Worth Checking Out

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As a Confirmation catechist and program leader, I am ALWAYS looking for great resources. With our Confirmation Boot Camp program, we have never found anything that works completely and totally. We have a program we use, sort of, but it comes down to a team approach of tapping into resources, pulling together what this year’s […]

A Closer Look at Pope Francis and Why He Leads the Way He Leads

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From the back cover of Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads: Pope Francis has captured the world’s attention with his seemingly counterintuitive approach to leadership. In Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, best-selling author and former Jesuit seminarian Chris Lowney offers an in-depth look at how Pope Francis’s Jesuit training has […]

Lent at Ephesus: The Soundtrack of My Lent

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I got my first CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, Christmas at Ephesus, in the mail a number of years ago. I almost didn’t open the envelope, but something about it caught my eye. And then…then I listened to it. I promptly sent a little donation to the sisters for the […]

Catholic Family Fun is “a Five-Star Book”

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According to book reviewing machine Stuart Dunn, whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or catechist, you will find this 5-star book to be invaluable for many years. The book he’s referring to is none other than my very own Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless. It IS the season […]

Add GoBible to your gift lists

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“You know, I just can’t read the Bible!” I heard, in that, a plea for help. But I didn’t know what to do. She wasn’t just making excuses. I think if my mother-in-law was in school now, she would be taught to read and comprehend. I think, in fact, she might even enjoy reading. It doesn’t […]

Would God have a bucket list? Teresa Tomeo says yes.

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Do you have a bucket list? Being a leeeeeeeeeetle bit (read: A LOT) organizationally minded, I thought about it. After all, I love lists. What’s not to love about a list? And a list of lifetime goals? There’s an appeal for me, I won’t lie. But here’s the thing: I wouldn’t be able to stop. And […]

Rules for Any Catholic Family

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You know what I find myself struggling to read? Self-help books. Especially of the parenting kind. I suspect it has more to do with my pride than it does with me having any clue about what I’m doing. And I haven’t read many of them (aside from Dr. Ray, who I follow like he’s a […]

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