I write this column first because it is my joy in life to talk about Jesus and the Catholic faith. As a former seminarian, youth minister, and Catholic school teacher, I have professionally taught about Catholicism for well over a decade. In that time, I have not only fallen in love with the Catholic Church in a deeper way, but more importantly every day has been a journey deeper into the heart of Christ, and I want to share that with the world. 

Second, the title is a critique of the Catholic School system in general. There are many institutions that are doing great things from a theological perspective. However, we can see the results of poorly catechized youth that came from Catholic schools who are now parents and grandparents. In addition, we are part of a Church that is in decline and there are many reasons for this. Among them is the fact that good theology is not being taught in the home, in the schools, and sometimes even from the pulpit. I believe that good theology is on the resurgence, and I hope to be a resource for people who still desire to receive the fullness of the beauty of our faith. 

Finally, I do not claim to be the best source for your Catholic faith. The Sacraments, the Bible, the Catechism, the writings of the saints, and personal prayer will help you dive deeper into the depths of God’s heart more than this column ever could. This column is meant to be an overflow of the graces that God has given to me in my life. Through a brief explanation of the Truths of the Catholic faith, I hope to inspire not only a deeper relationship with God, but to inspire you to  put that faith radically in action.