Sam Rocha’s Primer for Philosophy & Education – A Gentle Wake Up Call for Catechists

I accepted a review copy of Sam Rocha’s A Primer for Philosophy and Education with trepidation: Academics tend to write horribly, and philosophers are the worst of the lot.  Well, I found a jewel. Not only can the man write clearly and well, he can think straight, too.  Sam Rocha’s Primer is a treasure trove [Read More...]

Love the Lord with All Your Mind . . . Resource Round-Up

It’s Passing on the Faith Month at Patheos, and I’m jumping in with my #1 criticism of parish faith formation in the US today: Treating people like they’re idiots.  Allow me to begin with a word from our sponsor, emphasis mine:  . .  . thou shalt love the Lord thy God with the love of [Read More...]

Body + Soul = A Theology of Discipleship

I was minding my own business, researching an article on Catholic Sex Ed, and next thing I knew, I was re-learning Evangelization 101.  You know, the part where they drill into your head the ol’ maxim about “First Do No Harm”?  Or, as we say in apologetics circles, “Try Not To Be Such a Jerk”? [Read More...]


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