Chart-Topping Monks of Norcia: An Album You Deserve

Over at my Register blog, I have a review of a new album from the Monks of Norcia that has been a sort of sanity for me since I received my copy to review. It’s an album of Marian chant, and it’s great. There’s a reason it’s topped the classical chart for three weeks ....more

Too Good Not to Share: Mark Hart Dancing with Nuns to Taylor Swift

When I saw that title come across my YouTube alerts, I thought that I must be misreading it. And then I remembered who we’re talking about here: Mark Hart. Yes, he’s really dancing with nuns ....more

Because it’s Thursday #SmallSuccess

Why yes, I’m still alive. I had forgotten about this dichotomy of working full-time and writing in my head during down time when I have no way to capture the words. It’s not a bad practice, really ....more

Randy Hain and Being a Blessed Dad

The fact that Randy Hain has a new book out isn’t surprising. The man writes books at a rate that only Stephen King or Dean Koontz can keep up with. (I’m exaggerating, but only slightly.) What is rather remarkable is that, once again, I find myself floored by what Randy’s done ....more

Confirmation Boot Camp, Day 5

As promised, I’m blogging each day of Confirmation Boot Camp this week. Here’s what we did today. We made it to the last day ....more

Confirmation Boot Camp, Day 4

As promised, I’m blogging each day of Confirmation Boot Camp this week. Here’s what we did today. Today we talked Theology of the Body, which KJ jokes is our Catholic birds and bees ....more

Confirmation Boot Camp, Day 3

As promised, I’m blogging each day of Confirmation Boot Camp this week. Here’s what we did today. The sacraments: that uniquely Catholic topic that is both fun and intimidating to teach (and learn) ....more

Confirmation Boot Camp, Day 2

As promised, I’m blogging each day of Confirmation Boot Camp this week. Here’s what we did today. Today was “Jesus Day.” And yes, there were tears ....more

Confirmation Boot Camp, Day 1

As promised, I’m blogging each day of Confirmation Boot Camp this week. Here’s what we did today. We begin every Confirmation Boot Camp by laying out our expectations ....more

On the Eve of Confirmation Boot Camp

Tomorrow, we kick off the fun also known as Confirmation Boot Camp. So, before I write anything else, I want to ask you for your prayers. We spend 30 hours with our 8th graders, doing in one week what most parishes do in 30 classes ....more