7 Deadly Sins, 7 Virtues, and 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

For this evening’s Confirmation Intensive, we are doing the same session we did last year but with a new twist. The session focuses on SEVEN: 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Virtues, and 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The kick to the whole evening is that we explore all of these topics through popular music! We had a lot of fun doing this last year and we’re keeping the same songs at least for this year […]

7 Deadly ZINS?

For my birthday, I received a truly unique and clever gift from my brother Al and his wife Kim – a bottle of 7 Deadly Zins wine! I think they saw on my Facebook that I’ve been writing a series on the Seven Deadly Sins for the Chicago Archdiocesan newspaper and thought (rightly) that I would appreciate this gift. It is, of course, a Zinfandel…I’ve yet to taste it…gotta keep that gluttony in check!

The Seven Deadly Sins – Lust

Always eager to share my vast knowledge of SIN 🙂 here is my latest article in a series on the Seven Deadly Sins, appearing in the Catholic New World, the archdiocesan Catholic paper in Chicago. Lust Attempts to Separate the Physical from the Spirit

Sin – Like Gravity – is a Downer

The Catholic New World, the Chicago archdiocesan newspaper, is featuring an article that I’ve written titled Sin, Like Gravity, is a Downer. This is the first in a series of articles for a feature they call Finding Grace in which I will be exploring the seven deadly sins and the virtues that we can rely on to overcome them. Enjoy!

Music Speaks to Confirmation Kids

Last evening was our Confirmation intensive during which we presented the Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Virtues, and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit using contemporary pop music (see my post from January 8 that provides a complete chart of songs used). It went very well and was a lot of fun! Here’s the scoop: Each catechist had a CD player and a CD with the appropriate songs for their session. I covered the […]