Changing a Culture

Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR In 1974, the school was a “typical Catholic college,” suffering from cultural and financial upheavals. But new leadership, then took the opportunity “to step out in faith, and do something radical – because a radical solution was needed.”

That leader took a leap of faith to renew the school’s Catholic identity and set out to “make Jesus Christ the Lord of the campus in every aspect.”

I’ve been to that school.  It is so easy to imagine it as a no-nothing bump on a hill not making much of a difference.  But, today, that is certainly not the way of Franciscan University of Steubenville and definitely was not the way of that leader, Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR.

Recently, FUS announced that its chancellor and past president Father Michael Scanlan will be retiring on June 30, 2011.  When we retire, may we all be creditied with thinking so boldly and setting such clear direction.

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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