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By T.J. Burdick, Catholic Exchange, June 16, 2022

T.J. Burdick the author of several books and articles on the Catholic faith. He writes and speaks on how to grow in holiness amongst the distractions and difficulties of the current age. …

I’m writing this post exactly 24 hours before my sons will receive their first communion.

I’m excited.

They’re excited.

The entire population of celestial souls in heaven is excited.

But there’s a sense of discontent in the air.

You see, I’ve been an elementary teacher for almost 20 years now and, as a professional educator, I feel like I know a thing or two about helping children learn. I’ve been trained by systems and experience to recognize holes in academic development, to fill those holes, and to allow the outpouring of knowledge from the world (and the heavens) to fill their minds until it spills over into their achievements. …

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