As regular readers of the Ignatius Press Religious Education Blog will have noticed, these pages have been dormant for some time now — almost two years. However, in the last few months there have been some changes, and we’ve decided it is time to bring the blog back from the dead!
I want to use this first post for two purposes. The first of these is to introduce myself. My name is Paul Senz, and I am a new Ignatius Press employee as of June 2017. My role is twofold: I am the Sales Manager and jack-of-all-trades for the Ignatius Pew Missal (www.pewmissal.com), and the Diocesan Consultant for Ignatius Press Religious Education. It has been a whirlwind couple of months so far, and there is no shortage of things to do. One of the most important things to me, however, was to get this blog up and running again, with regular posts meant to edify and educate Ignatius Press customers, and all those who may find themselves on these pages.
I will be writing most of the posts myself. In addition to my work with Ignatius Press, I frequently write for many Catholic sites and publications, and am a regular contributor to Catholic World Report (which is an Ignatius Press publication), Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, the UK’s Catholic Herald, Catholic News Service, the National Catholic Register, The Priest Magazine, and others. I am excited about the opportunity to bring my gifts as a writer to this blog, and I will be inviting a number of talented guest writers to provide their own insights on this page.
We have some great content lined up for the coming weeks, months, and years. We will be looking into the world of religious education and catechesis; mining the Church’s rich patrimony of writings and teachings; exploring tips for effective catechesis; and much more.
Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It seemed like a fitting date for the Ignatius Press Religious Education blog to begin its new life, and we will take Our Blessed Mother as our patroness.
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!