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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony

JOHN BOSIO When I think of the sacrament of matrimony, the first image that comes to mind is that of a wedding. Weddings are joyous...

Cultivating Artistic Expression

JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP Artistic expression is at the core of who we have been as Church for our entire history: icons, stained-glass windows, poetry, journals,...

Christ Calls You to Mission — video from Bishop Robert Barron, in the UK

Great commissioning video for teens and adults.

Soaked in Scripture

Unleashing the power of God’s Word in your lesson planning WILLIAM O’LEARY Are you immersed in Scripture? Do your catechetical lessons drip with God’s Word? If...

More Than Math!

How Catechists Teach Differently Than Any Other Kind of Teacher Jared Dees When I first started out as a religious educator, I used to be envious...

The Goal of Catechesis

Jonathan F. Sullivan, a frequent Catechist contributor and a diocesan leader in the Diocese of Lafayette, IN, helps all catechists and formation leaders with...

The Still Small Voice

Helping young people discover silence and sanctuary LISA MLADINICH St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise...

Reverence for Tradition

Our Catholic identity is shaped by a living heritage JOE PAPROCKI As Catholics, we have a “lot of baggage” — not in the sense of having...

Reluctant Catechist Seeks Advice

Question: I’m a reluctant catechist. I keep thinking there are folks more qualified for this than I. Yet here I am, saying yes but...

Five Ways to Use Manuals to the Max

Simply providing information does not necessarily assure faith formation. Similarly, simply providing a catechist with a manual does not necessarily assure that he or...