Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong

Student Blogger


Elizabeth Wong attends talks and then reflects on them in her blogs.

Wong: How to Love the Christmas & Easter Catholics

Those of us who consider ourselves practicing Catholics know how to pick out those who aren’t. You may only see their faces when carpooling for your kids’ youth group or other parish activities, but you have never seen them at Mass. Or you do see them at Mass sometimes… that is, at Christmas and Easter when they steal your family’s weekly pew.


Wong: Getting Teens Beyond ‘Moral Therapeutic Deism’

Possibly the biggest challenge in working with young people is getting out of your comfort zone and truly entering the youth culture.

But according to professor Bob Rice, that doesn’t mean addressing your youth with a slang, “yo dawg, Jesus loves you” attempt-to-be-cool attitude.


Wong: No Green Popes Here!

Something good to keep in mind? The Catholic view of environmental stewardship does not equal pantheism or watering down religion to nice values.

It’s only the beginning of the five-day-long St. John Bosco Conference for Catechists and Religious Educators at Franciscan University, but we’ve already been quite immersed in the wisdom flowing from the conference speakers.


Wong: Youth Conference Saturdays

If you didn’t know what was going on, upon entering the Finnegan Fieldhouse on the evening of Saturday, June 13, around 9:30 p.m., you might have been a bit confused.

The lights were dimmed, there was no music to be heard, and the numerous participants of Steubenville Main Campus 4 were silent.

“Are they waiting for a cue to do something?” you might have asked. “Did someone forget what comes next?”


Wong: The Young Church: This is the Future

Attending the final main campus Steubenville youth conference (July 12-14) Friday night, I realized there’s something about these youth conferences that isn’t found at any of the other conferences throughout the summer. Of course, the adult conferences are excellent and inspiring in their own right, but there’s something significant about 1,000+ teenagers kneeling reverently in Adoration, giving friendly high-fives and “free hugs” to other participants, or standing in lengthy lines for confession.