A Prayer for the First Week of School

Master and Teacher, Bless the students who will have trouble settling down this week, whose minds are still at the beach or at grandma’s swimming pool, or the amusement park… Read More

The New Battle: Parents and Screen Time

Now that we are securely ensconced in summer, the battle between parents and children over how much time kids spend on their devices has taken on a new dimension –… Read More

Summer Reading for Catholics

Every summer since eighth grade, I have read Robert Bolt’s play A Man For All Seasons. I am also a big fan of CS Lewis and poetry by Whitman, Dickinson,… Read More

Corpus Christi Sunday

This year for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, every member of the clergy in the Diocese of Bridgeport has been asked by Bishop Caggiano… Read More

Pope: Find Good Readers for Mass

“We must look for good readers!” the Holy Father said Jan. 31, in off-the-cuff comments during the general audience. Good readers and psalmists understand what they are reading and can… Read More

The Role of the Laity in the Church

That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More

Hope for a Reimagined Future

One of the hardest working groups of people in the Catholic Church today are the men and women who serve as directors or coordinators of religious education. Some of my… Read More

Summer of Saintliness Poster

As you know, each Lent and Advent, The Leadership Institute provides catechetical posters for anyone who requests them. This year, we are introducing a poster to encourage families and young… Read More

First Teachers

As a parent who is also a practicing Catholic, hoping to raise his child to be faithful, there were, perhaps, no more daunting words that those the priest prayed at… Read More

Talking to Young People About Violence

As a parent, it is my fervent prayer that my own children never have to leave their school with their arms raised over their head as the first responders storm… Read More

Like the Early Followers, Tell the Jesus Story

In the midst of my doctoral studies, I took a course, “The Christian Tradition.” The early martyrs, whom we hear about in the daily readings after Easter,  intrigued me. In… Read More

Grandparents Who Babysit Often Will Live Longer, a New Study Says

“Call up Mom or Dad the next time you and your significant other have a date night (without the kids). A recent study from the National Health Service has found… Read More