Movie My Way

The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!

goingmywaycrosbyboys43. Going My Way (1944) – This Bing Cosby classic is a movie anyone should watch if considering the vocation of priesthood, youth ministry or both.    Bing, as Fr. Chuck O’Malley, helps to negotiate parish life with an elderly pastor, young adults searching for meaning, and kids who have taken the streets.  He does it all with grace, charm, and the ease of a song. At the 2002 NCCYM in Denver, I helped to program the showing of a clip from it. The scene has pastor Father Fitzgibbons telling the story of an encounter with two boys (who he doesn’t know had knocked over a turkey delivery truck), praises them as fie boys from fine families, who had donated the turkey on their dinner table.  He concludes with I gave them both my blessing. (O’Malley responds with) And they gave you the bird.  Even funnier, for today’s audience, I think. (likewise enjoyed Lilies of the Field, Sound of Music, and The Passion of the Christ

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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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