NCCL’s Catechetical Leader Podcast Episode 2

I recently had an interview about catechesis and blogging on the Catechetical Leader Podcast with Jonathan Sullivan and William O’Leary.  Jonathan, the host of the Catechetical Leader Podcast, is the Director of Catechetical Ministries at the Diocese of Springfield and a member of the technology committee for the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.  He blogs at  William is the Director of Religious Formation at the Church of Ascension in Kansas City, KS.  He blogs at Catechist in the Third Millenium (  

Our conversation highlights:

  • The advantages of blogging for catechists.  
  • The challenges of blogging.  
  • Effectively using new media to teach young people. 
  • Sorting through the sources for sound theological doctrine.  

Play it here or download it at


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