How to catechize the entire family with one program

A definite challenge the church faces today is how to catechize our youth. One concern is how disengaged many parents are in the process. If you have a religious education program, you have likely been witness to the amount of parents who drop their kids off and leave. Likely they do not even attend Mass on a weekly basis as required. What can we do to fix this?Sophia Institute Press has introduced a product that is innovative, promising and in early use has been quite effective. The program … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf 021 with Charlie McKinney

Charlie McKinney, president of Sophia Institute Press, stopped by to talk about the problems with youth catechesis the Church faces today. We also discuss the disengagement of parents in the current structure used by most parishes. How do we resolve this? Get them involved! Sophia Institute Press has developed a program to answer this issue and we talk about it's benefits on this episode. The program is called A Family of Faith and it not only catechizes the child but the entire family. Anyone f … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: Father Benedict

This week one lucky winner will receive a copy of Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI by James Day (you can read my review of the book here)  sponsored by Sophia Institute Press. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and ends next Wednesday 3/29 with a winner chosen later that day, enter below!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

A look into the life and writings of Pope Benedict XVI

The world was shocked when Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was abdicating the seat of Peter on February 11, 2013. The Catholic community and many outside of it took a collective breath wandering what this meant for the Church and the world. Four years later we now know that the beloved Pope Benedict has committed himself to prayer in service to the Church and her faithful. The story of this humble man who now simply wishes to be called Father Benedict is told by James Day in his new book … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf with James Day

In case you missed this weekend’s show check out the link below to hear the archived podcast. James Day and I discuss his book on Pope Benedict XVI Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI from Sophia Institute Press.You can listen to the show below or download it here. … [Read more...]

A Catholic reading plan that will change your life

We are told in Scripture that entering through the gates of heaven is like a camel going through the eye of a needle.  One way to ensure that the eye of the needle is a little larger, or we are each a slightly smaller camel; is to consume the Word of God and consume books ABOUT the Word of God. Vicki Burbach has written a book that takes readers by the hand and shows them how to integrate a reading plan into their lives that will draw them deeper into the faith. How to Read Your Way to Heaven: A … [Read more...]