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From the Catechist magazine team

Becoming a great catechist!

PEG BOWMAN A parish DRE gave each catechist a mug which read, "World's Greatest Catechist." One person commented, "Mine should only say 'A Good Catechist.'...

The Catechist and Scripture — A Parish-Based Retreat

DEANNA G. BARTALINI Praying and reflecting on who we are as catechists This retreat is designed so that a local director of religious education and a...

Amidst our Apocalypse, Advent Asks Us to Stay

Advent begs something of you, even if you don't want to be Catholic anymore. BY ELIZABETH SCALIA As the liturgical year winds down, we are each...

Hurry—Only Four More Weeks ’til Christmas!

Advent is a Time for Spiritual Housekeeping SUSIE LLOYD As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus let us keep in mind this often-overlooked truth...

Catechizing in an Age of Scandals: Tips for being prepared

PAT GOHN, and other contributors You are an important witness for Christ amidst Church scandals. As accounts unfold regarding the horrific sexual abuse of minors...

Can a Catholic Marry a Non-Catholic? (10-min. video)

A seemingly simple question many of us are asked. Take 10 minutes and listen to this explanation.

Sacred Moments: The Liturgical Dimensions of Catholic Life

Pat Gohn Transitions … they are so much a part of our Catholic life. As we come to December, we experience the transition from fall...

Practice Gratitude

ELIZABETH ANNE STEWART Built in 1880, right after the Chicago Fire, Old St. James has a rich history that includes being the first racially integrated...

Keeping Advent in a Digital Age

Apps, Websites, and Activities Geared for the Season JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN Keeping an Advent season of attentive and joyful anticipation — amidst the secular celebration...