Category Archives: Religious Ed

Synod on the Family 2014

There is a lot of media attention on the Family Synod most of it terribly wrong.  To get away from the misinformation I have been trying to get through the actual synod document provided on the Vatican website.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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Embracing All Vocations

I’m currently working on a Monasticism unit for my students, that we will start in the new year, and it struck me how little exposure lay Catholics have to the life of a religious  in general.  I am sure many … Continue reading

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Keeping Catholic Schools Catholic

I’m now into my third year teaching at a Catholic high school and I honestly can’t believe how blessed I am to be working in a place where I get paid to talk about God, where I can live my … Continue reading

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Because “All By Yourself” Sounds So Appealing…

The other day in class with my grade nines, we read an article together that outlined the top nine reasons to go to Mass.  One of the reasons, that we discussed in length, was “community”.  Many Catholics today, and I’m … Continue reading

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An Engaged Laity

I may be teaching the history of the Catholic Church, to a group of 16/17 year olds, as the supposed expert on the topic, but I am learning right along with them.  I think that is one of my favourite … Continue reading

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History: The Definition of “Person” according to the Law

Today, I had the privilege to escort 45 young people from our high school to a pro-life rally for all the Catholic high schools in Vancouver.  We got to hear a tremendous speaker, who spoke passionately for the rights of … Continue reading

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Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI has declared this year as the “Year of Faith” and it will commence this Thursday (Oct. 11th).  My own archdiocese has been doing a lot to promote this within our parishes and schools and I think it’s … Continue reading

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