The Power Of Your Daily Witness

Do you ever grow weary of being told to ‘trust the experts’ and place all your faith in institutions and authority? In recent years it seems that so much of what we once gave our allegiance to has come under extraordinary forms of pressure and suspicion....

The Power Of Letting Students Talk To You!

We have no shortage of technology or programs these days that are supposed to be the next big thing in driving student outcomes. But what about the simple things that might just make all the difference in the life of a student when they really need it? It can be easy...

Helping Your Students Connect To Their Own Hearts

The crazy intensity of modern life can make it hard for any of us to find moments of deep quiet and stillness in our lives. For our students it can be even harder. The emergence of social media and screens over the last few decades have no historical precedent and...

On Ambition And Being Overlooked

What do we do when we feel overlooked for promotion in a Catholic school? What do we do when we feel that someone less qualified is now doing the role we felt God could really use in? How does a Catholic teacher address the issue of ambition and wanting to build a...

What I’m Reading Right Now.

Working with a great spiritual director is a very powerful way to allow God to speak more clearly in your life. Over recent weeks I’ve been reading some important spiritual texts recommended by my director that have had an important impact upon me. In this...

How Any Catholic Teacher Can Change The Future

It seems we only have to turn on a TV, open a computer or check our phone and be instantly and endlessly confronted by some new tragedy occurring somewhere in the world. While we will never be free of suffering this side of heaven there are remarkable ways in which...

The One Thing You Cannot Say About Christianity

C.S. Lewis is one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the 20th century. His ability to incisively communicate the deepest of truths has few rivals. In today’s episode I explore on of his simplest yet most extraordinary quotes. It goes to the very heart of...

Why You Need To Make Mystery Your Friend

Our modern world is wildly technocratic and its essential religion is rapidly becoming a mix of scientism and consumerism. As such, there has never been a more important time to stand against this dark tide by a return to the deepest meaning of what it is to be human....

Catholic Schools Are Not Another Version of Oprah

In today’s episode we explore a powerful insight from retired Archbishop Charles Chaput. He reminds us that if the Catholic Church just becomes one more mouthpiece of ethical pieties and ‘I Stand With…” hashtags then we really don’t have...