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"As followers of Christ, we must be very clear about what we teach our children: Racism is evil. It’s a sin and it must be condemned. It divides rather than unites. It defies Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself,” and it denies every person’s God-given human dignity.     Bishop Kettler of St. Cloud, MN I have gone back and forth on if I should comment on Charlottesville and if it is the place of APCL to discuss it on an open forum like this. I came to the decision that it is our responsibility to discuss it and be informed on how to help our parishioners look at this tragedy with a Catholic lens. I know this is late in regards to the news cycle but I wanted a well thought out response that can help us think this through. I am going to start this post with a comparison of the two groups that made the news, the neo-nazi/white supremacists and the Antifa group. They have two very distinct goals I believe that need to be addressed so we can be informed when we h

Hello APCL Community!!

Hello friends. First let me introduce myself, my name is Zach and I am a pastoral and catechetical minster in the archdiocese of Indianapolis. I am on the leadership team of APCL, the wonderful professional organization for the pastoral and catechetical ministers for Arch Indy. I have been married for five years and we have one foster child at this time that we are hoping to adopt. I am starting this blog to help spread the APCL message and to create a forum for the all of us who are “co-workers in the vineyard” (USCCB) in Arch Indy to collaborate.  This collaboration will be a mixture of sharing ideas, struggles, and best practices. The Office of Catechesis offers a lot of cool resources and aid to us, but maybe we all are not able to make it to those events. This is a place where some of those events will be posted. This blog will expand from this starting point and I look forward to sharing and discussing these topics with you.            Why am I calling this blog Mystagogia? Mysta