Free Webcast: 5 Things Parents Should Know About Keeping Their Kids Catholic

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I’m really excited about a free webcast I’m hosting next week! 5 Things Parents Should Know About Keeping Their Kids Catholic is a free, 30 minute webcast for Catholic parents about the things they need to know if they want their kids to practice the faith for a lifetime! Parents will learn The most important […]

Apprenticeship Activities Outside the Parish

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Last week I wrote about viewing Christian apprenticeship as something that happens outside the immediate orbit of the parish. So what would non-parish based Christian apprenticeship look like? Broadly speaking there are few set characteristics. It could center on a stable, long-term group or activity. It could involve strangers coming together for a short time. It may […]

Improving Parish Marriage Prep – More Highlights from Notre Dame

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Last week I shared some highlights from the general sessions of the 2015 Notre Dame Center for Liturgy summer symposium on “Liturgy and Vocation.” The afternoon sessions I attended were led by Josh and Stacey Noem and dealt with marriage prep in a parish setting. The Noems did an outstanding job laying out the theological […]

What our Students Should Know: Religion Curriculum Standards in our Diocese

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This week my office is rolling out our diocese’s first set of PreK-8th grade religion curriculum standards: These standards were developed over nearly five years with a committee composed of both parish and Catholic school representatives. We used as our basis standards from the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Orlando, as well as […]