Category Archives: Ministry

“What About You?”

I liked Pope Francis’s homiletic exploration of the call and response of one of my country’s great saints. It’s a question for the whole vector of the disciple’s life. (Pope Leo) asked her pointedly: “What about you? What are you … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Signing Up Non-Catholics

I was having a chat with a colleague in ministry a little while ago. Does your parish register non-Catholics, I asked. I put the question to our readers, though this isn’t really an armchair liturgist thing. Spouses of baptized Catholics? … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry, Parish Life | 10 Comments

Mystagogue Bishops

In his address to new bishops, Pope Francis addressed mystagogy, a fascination since my grad school days. I find a lot of meat in the Holy Father’s words to groups to which I do not belong. I’ve made a resolution … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Ministry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On My Bookshelf: Divine Renovation

A staff colleague had an extra copy of Divine Renovation, so I’ve been taking the book to bed the past week. Fr James Mallon has a web site, a study guide, and even a conference to back up another variation … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry, On My Bookshelf | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Non-Catholics In The Catholic Choir

Fr Anthony Ruff addresses a very pertinent issue on PrayTell today. His final questions and a citation from the USCCB’s Sing to the Lord: The issue is shot through with lots of complication, and application of any principles will require … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry, Music | Tagged | 1 Comment

True Diagnosis

Terry Mattingly profiles the confession “problem” at Aggie Catholic, and its campus ministry director, Marcel LeJeune. What do you make of this assessment: But the statistic LeJeune stresses is that nearly 80 percent of Catholics who leave the church do … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry | Leave a comment

A Classy Act

Jerry Galipeau blogged on unfortunate RCIA signage here. Perhaps the parish around the corner is really doing good work instead of classes (or just classes), and the “class” thing is just to nab people who might otherwise assume we Catholics … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry, Parish Life | Tagged , | 1 Comment