Neela Kale is a writer and catechetical minister based in the Archdiocese of Portland. She served with the Incarnate Word Missionaries in Mexico and earned a Master of Divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology. Some of her best theological reflection happens on two wheels as she rides her bike around the hills of western Oregon.

Why Is St. Paul Called an Apostle?

Question: Why is St. Paul called an Apostle? He wasn’t one of the 12 Apostles that Jesus picked. The word apostle comes from the Greek apostolein, meaning sent…

What Is Mystagogy?

I’m a catechist and volunteer at my parish, and I was asked to participate in something called a “mystagogy session.”  What is mystagogy? The fourth…