Pop-Up Prayer hosted by Joe Paprocki
Prayer/Guided Reflections

Pop-Up Prayer: Guest Lillie Rodgers

In this episode of Pop-Up Prayer, Lillie Rodgers talks about recognizing that, in prayer, we don’t have to work at ascending a ladder to reach God, since God has “descended” to be with us in the Incarnation. Lillie, who appears in this video with her two-year-old daughter Grace, is Coordinator of Pastoral Ministry at St. Paul’s Newman Center at the University of Wyoming. Be sure to check out the many resources on prayer and many excellent books on […]

Practice Makes Catholic giveaway in honor of Catechist's Journey anniversary

Our 15th Anniversary Giveaway: Practice Makes Catholic

We continue our year-long celebration of the 15th anniversary of the launch of Catechist’s Journey and publication of The Catechist’s Toolbox. Our celebration continues today with the chance to win a copy of Practice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith. It is said that practice makes perfect, but what else does practice make? I’d say that practice makes Catholic—that is, there are certain distinct practices that make us essentially Catholic. […]

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Being a Catechist

Catechists as Mystagogues: Inviting Others to Take the Next Step

Part of the mystery of life is not knowing what the future holds for us. As mystagogues, we catechists lead others into their future life, a life clouded by mystery but with one thing crystal clear: God is with them on every step of their journey! I have said before that mystagogues are like sponsors in a 12-step program, who accompany their sponsee on his or her journey from one step to another as one […]

Pop-Up Prayer hosted by Joe Paprocki
Prayer/Guided Reflections

Pop-Up Prayer: Guest Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ

We continue our series, Pop-Up Prayer—brief interviews on the topic of prayer with prominent people in pastoral ministry and spiritual authors from all over the country (and the world)! In this episode, Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, talks about how to avoid getting into a rut in our prayer lives. Fr. Rossmann is a Jesuit priest and doctoral student at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously served as the editor-in-chief of The Jesuit Post and […]

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Joe's Comings and Goings

Catechist’s Journey Anniversary Party

Throughout 2022, we’ve been celebrating the 15th anniversary of this blog, Catechist’s Journey. Just look at what was going on in the world 15 years ago: The first iPhone was released. Ratatouille was all the rage in theaters. The Departed won the Oscar for Best Picture. Internet Explorer was the most popular Web browser. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Desperate Housewives was one of the most popular shows on TV. Pope Benedict […]



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