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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pope Francis releases new document on the Call to Holiness

This week Pope Francis has issued a new apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness. It's Latin name is Gaudete Et Exsultate, which means "rejoice...

The Family that Prays Together Stays Together

SUSIE LLOYD There’s a famous saying, “The family that prays together stays together.” My parents had this quote on a plaque hanging on the wall...

Men of St. Joseph and the New Evangelization

A Profile of a Parish-based Ministry for Men ZACHARY MORGAN Facilitating relevant ministries for the spiritual edification of men can be difficult. Men’s ministries most often...

Passing on the Joyful Encounter: The role of the catechist

BY BISHOP ROBERT MCMANUS, DIOCESE OF WORCESTER Pope Francis has repeatedly reminded the Church that the basis of all evangelization and catechesis is the proclamation...

The Immaculate Conception Explained (video)

This might be a little fast paced for younger students, but Fr Mike offers background on the theology and understanding of Mary's Immaculate Conception,...

The Importance of Liturgical Orientation in Catechesis

BY TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY  The second task of catechesis — liturgical education All catechesis should be liturgical. Such a claim may generate immediate (and possibly negative)...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Understanding Relics

Question: The Catholic newspaper in my area has been advertising different opportunities to venerate a certain saint’s relics that will be traveling to our...

Jason Evert discusses homosexuality, gay marriage, and holiness

This is a powerful presentation. Recommended for teens, high school age and older. From the video's description on You Tube: "In this segment from Ascension's...

God’s Sacramental Plan: Why we need the Sacraments and the Church

The big picture on why we need sacraments and the Church BY MARC CARDARONELLA Sacraments form the backbone of our religious formation programs. Parents celebrate them,...

Helping Students and Families Learn About Purgatory 

BY SUSAN TASSONE  Purgatory — a masterpiece of God’s mercy It’s no small wonder that coming up with a lesson plan on purgatory can be challenging....