Pop-Up Catechesis: Making Moral Choices

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

Too often in our lives, we fail to consider the consequences of our actions. We act impulsively and then find ourselves overwhelmed by and even regretting the ramifications of what we have said or done. There’s no putting the toothpaste back into the tube after it’s been forced out! When we act impulsively—without thinking—our words and actions tend to come too quickly. They can be reckless, and the consequences can linger far too long. For Catholics, the moral life requires thinking and discernment before acting. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore decision-making.

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About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. Joe, your superpower continues to be explaining Church teachings in ways that are so relatable and and easy to understand! Please continue to create these wonderful videos that we can share with the families we serve. They are so helpful!

    • LOL, thanks Kelly! Glad these are helpful! Now, if I could only a develop the ability to bi-locate, fly, or read minds, I’d REALLY have a superpower!

  2. Hey Joe, God bless you! First time to listen, great, concise explanation of moral choices. So easy to take this along into my day and life. This is such a huge help during times such as these in our world.
    Peace and joy to you!

  3. Dear Joe,
    Your examples thru videos & presentations are excellent!! I can’t wait to try some of them. I especially liked the one on Moral Choices, the steps to making good choices & consequences related to making bad ones.

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