Best of 2011 (7) Scrutinizing the Signs

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A year or two ago, I was getting some notes about the tone I was setting for youth ministry.  I was shocked to be accused of being pessimistic.  From that moment, I noted that if I was linking towards an article that was not optimistic about our shared future that I was responsible to convey my own sense of hopefulness.

So, it was intriguing that one of the more popular blog posts this year took a look at the challenges of the Church today and still looked towards where we can be going next.

7abob The quotes to note…  So, despite the notes that I occasionally receive about a perceived pessimistic tone to the blog about our field (which I report from other blogs more than write my own…), I opted to tune into what was being said recently about church (outside of youth ministry) In doing so, I aspire to serve within a Church that, according to Gaudium et Spes, “has always had the duty of scrutinizing the signs of the times and of interpreting them in the light of the Gospel…”

… “Do we still sense America as a work in progress, an unfinished enterprise that would constantly be in need of change, adjustment and repair. Do we feel that way about church? AND, YET I REMAIN POSITIVE AND HOPEFUL. My e-mail signature still includes Opera Christi Non Deficiunt, Sed Proficiunt.” (still does!) Read the whole post.

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D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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