Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers – Unpacking #MACongress

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After a week full of weather-related travel delays, the participants of this year’s Mid-Atlantic Congress were thrilled to arrive in Baltimore. The event opened on the afternoon of March 7, 2013 with a lively introduction and prayer service which set the perfect tone for the days to follow. One interesting feature at this year’s Mid-Atlantic [Read More...]

Religious Education Congress Kicks Off in Anaheim

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Go ahead, get your snarky comments about liturgical dance ready — while you’re doing that, I’ll be preparing to celebrate the Eucharist with 40,000 enthusiastic, devout, and motivated Catholics who have flocked to Anaheim to be a part of this year’s Religious Education Congress. Since I’m blessed to be giving three talks this year, I [Read More...]

What Would You Discuss with Your Bishop?

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Today, I’m asking for your prayers in anticipation of a very special meeting. In February, 2012, our Diocese of Fresno welcomed our new spiritual shepherd, Bishop Armando X. Ochoa, D.D. For several months now, I’ve been desirous of a meeting with my Bishop and today my appointment has finally arrived. While I’ve met Bishop Ochoa [Read More...]

Advent? Already?! Join Me for a Free Webinar Today & Be Ready

Join us for a free Advent webinar today!

I know, you see this headline and you think, “Advent already?! Seriously, it’s only November 8th. Advent doesn’t even start until… wait, when does it start this year? Well, that doesn’t matter! It’s not for several weeks…” Guess what, Advent starts on December 2 this year. Depending on how you count the days, that’s 24 [Read More...]

A “Saintly Smackdown” What If: Women Priests

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Hi guys — sorry for the radio silence here on the blog over the past few days. I was engulfed in traveling to and presenting at this year’s wonderful University of Dallas Ministry Conference. The event was — as always — well organized and enthusiastically attended. Before I launch into the “meat” of this post, [Read More...]


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