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Finding God in Trenton, NJ!

April 7, 2014

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I had a wonderful experience this past weekend with many good folks from the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey! On Friday, I enjoyed lunch with the staff of the diocesan catechetical office, Fr. Douglas Freer (Vicar for Catholic Education, Director of the Ministry of Catechesis and Evangelization), Jill Kerekes (Associate Director for Parish and School […]

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Finding God in Galveston-Houston

March 28, 2014

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Yesterday, I enjoyed a wonderful day with 4 of my Loyola Press colleagues in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as we presented correlations between Finding God 2013 and the new curriculum guidelines and learning targets for the archdiocese. Thanks to all of the folks who so warmly received us and showed such great excitement for the […]

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A Great Day in the Motor City

March 22, 2014

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I enjoyed spending the day on Friday with about 65 catechetical leaders of the Detroit Society of Catechetical Leaders exploring what it means to live Under the Influence of Jesus. Thanks to all of the great folks who came out to spend the first full day of spring together exploring how we can more effectively […]

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Finding God in the City of Angels!

March 17, 2014

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Once again, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress was an unbelievable experience! I can’t thank the staff of the Office for Religious Education in LA for having me as a speaker…what a privilege! I also enjoyed sitting in on some of the presenters…so inspiring, as was the amazing closing liturgy! Here are some pics: Introducing […]

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Under the Influence in El Paso

February 22, 2014

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Thanks to the good folks of  El Paso, TX, for an extraordinary day at their catechetical conference today! I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address on my new book, Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ. I was so moved by the joy of the enthusiastic crowd (check out […]

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Under the Influence in San Antonio, TX!

February 20, 2014

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A great big THANK YOU to  all the good folks who participated in the Mid Winter Gathering for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX! I get a kick out of that title: mid-winter! It was about 80 degrees today! Anyway, I had the privilege of doing the keynote presentation on my new book, Under the […]

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Under the Influence – In North Carolina

February 7, 2014

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Thanks to the wonderful folks who came out today in North Carolina to explore what life is like Under the Influence of Jesus!

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More Pics from N’awlins!

January 13, 2014

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Thanks to my friend and colleague, Carol Dreps, I have some more pics to share from New Orleans (Hofinger Catechetical Conference). Here I am with the lovely Carrie Freyer as we prepare to do a product showcase featuring the Finding God Bi-lingual program.             Here I am doing my presentation […]

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Under the Influence – in N’awlins!

January 13, 2014

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My new book, Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ, made its debut in the great city of New Orleans this past weekend at the Hofinger Catechetical Conference. We were a bit nervous at first because of a delay in shipping but, thanks be to God, the books arrived and the […]

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Podcast on Catholic Identity in the RCIA

December 23, 2013

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When I was in Santa Clara in November, I had the opportunity to see good friends Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal (the best looking couple in ministry!) who run TeamRCIA, an excellent Web site for those working in RCIA ministry. Nick and Diana invited me to participate in a Podcast devoted to the topic of […]

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