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A Real Steal

“You shall not steal.” (EXODUS 20:15) TERENCE HEGARTY “See, I told you it would be easy!” you heard Lee say. She startled you because you couldn’t...

Dear Jesus…

“Honor your father and your mother.” (EXODUS 20:12) TERENCE HEGARTY Dear Jesus, I have now been grounded for a week! My parents are so unfair! Growing up...

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Native American Saint — July 14

On October 21 this year, Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman from New York, will be canonized a saint. Kateri trusted in God at all times, even when people were against her. She is an example of faith for our lives today.

Small Packages

Teaching the Story of David and Goliath LYNN WEHNER In the world, we are besieged by the idea that “bigger is better.” And yet God himself...

Promises Fulfilled

The Story of Abraham Holds Promise For Us LYNN WEHNER Abraham was a just man who trusted in God’s promises. And it is God’s threefold promise...

Let us Give Thanks to the Lord our God!

DEBORAH McCANN The second half of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist is short—but so very full of meaning! We watch the priest do...

3 Easy-to-Make Games: Put Fun into Your Lessons

SR. NANETTE ZEIMET, SND All children learn better if they are having fun doing so. One way to do this is by playing a game on...

Missionary Childhood Association and Catechist featured on Catholic TV

Thank you to Maureen Crowley Heil, who recently penned an article for Catechist on "Children on Mission." Maureen shared Catechist magazine in her recent interview about...

How to Teach the Ten Commandments to Children

PEGGY WEBER When people think of the Ten Commandments, the words "covet" and "neighbor's wife" comes to mind—or the image of Charlton Heston holding two...

Catholic I.Q — The Church’s Social Teaching

BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Church Social Teaching. It contains sample questions such as: The___ is where people should first learn...