Back to School

I just wanted readers of this blog to know that as of next week, I will be working full-time for School of Faith. School of Faith is a program of adult catechesis primarily designed to provide doctrinal and spiritual formation for Catholic school teachers and administrators in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  Its […]

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Hall of Faith

Last week I asked some of the regular readers of this blog for suggestions as to what I should write about in future posts. One friend suggested a top-ten list of the most influential books in my life. I thought that was an excellent idea, and it plays into my Lettermanian predilection for top-ten lists. […]

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Vocation Awareness

I was completing my fourth year of seminary, only a year away from the diaconate, with ordination to the priesthood to follow shortly thereafter. On the outside, everything seemed fine. I was a “model” seminarian, and by all accounts I was right on track for ordination. On the inside, however, I was in turmoil. Something seemed […]

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Growing up with Vatican II

Pope John Paul II once called the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) the interpretive key to understanding his pontificate. For many of us, particularly my generation, Vatican II also is the key for understanding our own pilgrimage of faith. Pope John XXIII called the 21st ecumenical council only months before I was born, and the Council […]

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