Year of Faith Retreat – Week 3, Day 4: Learning to Detect Patterns (Social Justice)

WEEK THREE: The Moral Life (Life in Christ) DAY 4:  Learning to Detect Patterns (Social Justice) The children’s show Sesame Street has a feature called One of These Things is Not Like the Others in which they show a series of images, inviting the viewer to identify which of the things was different or doesn’t match or belong to the group. The activity is accompanied by a song with the following lyrics: One of these things is not […]

More From Los Angeles Religious Education Conference 2012

I had a great experience delivering a presentation on Practice Makes Catholic yesterday to about 1000 people here at the L.A. Religious Education Conference! It was very exciting to speak to a crowd that big! Thanks to all who came out to make this such a wonderful experience. Here’s a pic of HALF the room before it filled up with folks. After my presentation, I had an encounter with someone who made the “soup nazi” (from Seinfeld)  look […]

A Different Kind of Big MAC!

  I had a great time at the MAC (Mid Atlantic Congress) conference in Baltimore this past week and enjoyed numerous opportunities to meet and talk to so many wonderful people. Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make this conference such a success, especially the Association of Catholic Publishers. For me, the highlights were: getting a chance to listen to Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, once again and to chat with him […]

Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, on 20/20

On Good Friday evening, Jesuit priest and author, Fr. Jim Martin, will be featured on 20/20 (9:00 p.m. CST). His segment is devoted to talking about the saints which makes great sense since he is the author of the best-selling book, My Life with the Saints. Fr. Jim is an outstanding author and a delightful speaker and I have no doubt that he will provide a proud moment for Catholics on Good Friday evening! P.S. […]

I’m Still California Dreamin’!

I had a wonderful time at the Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles this past weekend! Thanks to all the great folks who were so welcoming! Before I go any further, I promised those who attended my presentation that I would have a PDF of the Powerpoint with my notes available here on my blog. I will get to that tomorrow…today I need to plan for my RE class for tonight!!! Here are a few […]