Tag Archives: ReligousEd

Catholicism in 120 Characters or Less

When I began teaching a few years ago they told us that our students attention span was no more than twenty minutes. Today, those same experts are now telling us that the attention span of a teenager is maybe fifteen … Continue reading

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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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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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Giving Our Two Cents

Sunday’s Gospel gave me a lot to reflect about and has really renewed my optimism for this year of faith.  I have always looked at the story of the woman, who gave her two pennies, as only to do with … 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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