Fill Your Shelves: Sacred Scripture

Fill Your Shelves: Sacred Scripture

How frequently do we find ourselves using Scripture at youth gatherings, on retreats, to choose a theme, or even in our personal prayer? I would dare say your answer is “all the time,” which means that Sacred Scripture is central and primary within youth ministry (or...
Fill Your Shelves: Introduction

Fill Your Shelves: Introduction

Two hours a day…that’s all we got. For fear of us becoming summertime slugs stuck on the couch with our eyes glued to the moving picture box all day, my mother restricted my sister and I to only two hours of television a day during the summer. The rules...

Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

The World Wide Web War

The World Wide Web War

I woke up Monday morning and did what I always do: turned off my alarm, stretched my arms (with the accompanying groans and screeches), said a quick Hail Mary, and then opened my social media applications to see what happened on the world wide web in the 6 and a half...
Teaching vs. Teacher

Teaching vs. Teacher

Today marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, a time set aside at the end of every January to celebrate the remarkable triumphs and successes of the Catholic school system across the United States. This week is always special to me, especially since I began...
The Soul’s Worth

The Soul’s Worth

It’s always risky to write about the “true spirit of Christmas,” if for no other reason than it’s a topic that has been so frequently tackled over the years, and certainly will be in the days to come. More blogs have been circulating, more homilies delivered, and more...
What God can do with immediacy

What God can do with immediacy

I take great comfort in the fact that the disciples Jesus chose to journey with Him throughout His earthly ministry were (to put it nicely) pretty dumb sometimes. I say that out of immense respect, of course. These weren’t high power, fancy guys with loads of money...