Mr. Potato Head: The One that Didn't Make It!

Not all of my ideas see the light of day! We have a running joke at Loyola Press about “Joe’s Mr. Potato Head Idea.” A few years ago, when I was working on activities for the Finding God junior high catechist manual, I found myself working on a lesson focusing on the giving of the Law with an emphasis on Deuteronomy 6:4-9. This passage contains what the Jewish people refer to as the Shema, the […]

So He Threw a Shoe…So What?

By now I’m sure you know that, while in Iraq, over the weekend, President Bush was the target of an Iraqi reporter who threw his shoe at him. As is my custom on this blog, I’ll avoid political comments but draw an interesting catechetical lesson from the event. At first glance, throwing his shoes may seem like a rather silly and feeble gesture, like a woman hitting someone with her purse. Howver, a little knowledge of […]