Entries by David Cooley

In the midst of a faith crisis — the stakes are high

By David Cooley. I have read many religious resources that state that there is a crisis of faith among Catholic young people. I don’t doubt that at all. Recent studies estimate that only 20 percent of young Catholics are practicing their faith by the age of 22. But I wonder, is there not also a […]

Catechesis, confidence and courage

By David Cooley. Since becoming co-director of the Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation, I have been reflecting on what I call the three C’s — catechesis, confidence and courage. These three C’s are connected in many ways. One thing they have in common, unfortunately, is that they are often lacking in today’s society. The […]

Catholic Soup podcast provides spiritual food, comfort to people

By David Cooley. There is a new podcast broadcasting out of St. Anne Retreat Center, Melbourne, that has been feeding people with theological insights and warming them up to the truth, goodness and beauty of the Catholic Church. Msgr. William Cleves, pastor, Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, and Deacon David Profitt, director, St. Anne Retreat Center, […]

Father Comer invites all Catholics to ‘Know Your Faith’

By David Cooley. Father Michael Comer, pastor, Mother of God Parish, Covington, will be offering, for the next two years, a new series of talks entitled, “Know Your Faith — An RCIA for Catholics.” The sessions begin Aug. 22, at Mother of God Church, and will continue each Thursday, offered at two different times — […]

Catholic HEART — experiencing Christ through liturgy and service

By David Cooley. Around 140 youth and youth ministers from across the country came to the Diocese of Covington to serve the local community June 30–July 6. Bishop Brossart High School in Alexandria was home base for Catholic HEART WorkCamp, an international youth-friendly, Christ-centered organization dedicated to service, connection and loving others, headquartered in Orlando, […]

Thomas More University announces its next president

Thomas More University’s Board of Trustees announced May 1 that, following a national search, they have elected Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. as the University’s 15th president. Dr. Chillo, who begins at TMU on June 1, has served as the president of Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, since 2014. He is also a professor of humanities […]