About F. DeKarlos Blackmon

F. DeKarlos Blackmon is the Director of Life, Charity, and Justice for the Diocese of Austin and a consultant to the USCCB Committee for Cultural Diversity for African American Affairs. DeKarlos has taught Scripture, sacramental theology, and moral theology. A much sought-after speaker about liturgy in multicultural contexts, pastoral leadership, and education, DeKarlos is actively involved in pastoral ministry, outreach, promoting civic improvement, and developing youth. DeKarlos is married and served as the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Peter Claver (2010–2016).

7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness: Where Is Your Dream Vacation Spot?

Editor’s note: This post is one in a series inspired by Joe Paprocki’s book 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness. In the book, Joe introduces each key with a fun or thought-provoking question. Each Friday we’ll share an excerpt from 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness that poses a question, followed by a response by a catechist or catechetical leader. Where is your dream vacation spot? Is it the stunning alpine valleys of New Zealand? The natural beauty and ancient history […]

Openness to the Church

This reflection is part of the Spirituality of the Catechist Online Retreat. Some of the greatest years of my life have been spent catechizing in parochial religious education programs and teaching theology at a Catholic college preparatory school in the Diocese of Birmingham. In my teaching, I have always strived to pass on the Deposit of Faith by being an authentic witness of the saving power of God. Catechists possess an awesome responsibility to carry […]