Stay Focused: my guest post at

Dan at asked me to write some advice to catechists for his series of the same name. There was only one catch: I had to limit myself to 600 words! As always, there was a lot I wanted to say, but I managed to stay under my word count by following my own advice: stay focused.

If you’re like me, one of the things that keeps you in love with Catholicism is its richness and depth. Spanning from theology to history to literature to fine arts, there is so much to explore that one could spend their whole life plumbing its depths and never be done.

So it’s natural that when we’re teaching we might want to take a more-is-better approach. With so much for our students to learn, shouldn’t we fit in as much as we can during the time we have together?

In short, no. Read More.

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