Review: Lent at Ephesus

Album cover from "Lent at Ephesus".

I was introduced to the Benedictines of Mary by my wife who loves their music, but they’ve failed an important test for me. When I consider music that is appropriate for office background music, it must be beautiful and tranquil, but it cannot be too beautiful.  There are some pieces of music which one simply … Continue

Review: DivineOffice.org

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Many Catholic laymen are seeking a rich devotional life that unites them with the prayers of the clergy around the world.  Little by little, they are learning about the Liturgy of the Hours–the official prayer of the Catholic Church.  The Liturgy of the Hours was published by the Church in the 1970s and intended to … Continue

CLAA vs. Catholic Heritage Curriculum

In this post, I’d like to help parents compare the Classical Liberal Arts Academy to  Catholic Heritage Curriculum. Twenty years ago, my wife and I chose to homeschool our children.  We started as most families do–we searched for homeschool products on Google, requested catalogs from homeschool catalogs, and asked friends what they were using.  After … Continue

Advice on Writing

In this video, I share my advice for students interested in developing professional writing skills in the 21st century.  As a professional writer myself, I don’t believe modern Catholic schools or homeschool programs are leading students to real success in writing, but are merely filling their school years with artificial school activities that don’t translate … Continue

New – Live Video Assessment

Live video assessment is now available in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.

I’m happy to announce that I will be available for live video assessments with students.  For details, visit the Live Video Assessment page in the CLAA’s Online Catalog. For more videos, please subscribe to the CLAA YouTube channel.

Review: Neumz Gregorian Chant App

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Today, I discovered the Neumz app–an amazing resource that I’m very eager to share and recommend. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we have promoted and taught the history and theory of Gregorian Chant, but quality resources have always been hard to come by.  Leading students to appreciate Gregorian Chant is one thing–listening to and … Continue

Why Pray the Rosary?

As a convert from Protestantism, I have struggled through the years to understand and appreciate the Rosary.  Nevertheless, I am wise enough to know that any aversion to a devotion recommended by so many saints and wise men is a problem with me, and not the Rosary.   Before I pray the Rosary, I have asked … Continue

The Family Home

Picture of the Holy Family

“Who is not struck with beholding your lively faith; your piety full of sweetness and modesty; your generous hospitality; the holiness which reigns within your families; the serenity and innocence of your conversation?” St. Clement, Pope and Martyr, First Epistle to the Corinthians. “All the institutions and ordinances which God has created in civil society … Continue