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Celebrating Saints–Pope Paul VI–September 26

PATRICIA MATHSON Giovanni Montini was born in Italy and lived with his dad, mom, and two brothers. When he grew up he became a priest...

Celebrating Saints: Padre Pio—Sept. 23

Feast Day: September 23

Singing the Psalms — Introducing Chant as Prayer

Kate Daneluk When in need, there will always be an answer in the psalms. Some of the richest encouragement, praise, thanksgiving, history, lament, and petition...

A New Catechetical Year — A prayer service to begin

MARC CARDARONELLA Beginnings are always exciting. This is especially true as the school year or the new catechetical year begins. There are new possibilities, new...

Using Digital Media in Ministry

ERIC GROTH Nothing in history has so rapidly revolutionized the way we communicate as social media. Today's online world is a quite sobering social reality,...

Eight Tips to Promote Teens’ Faith

Discovering Catholicism's Greatness Becky Groth Sometimes our beautiful Catholic faith can be rather heady or hard to grasp. How do we encourage teens that being Catholic...

I Want to Be a Saint

AMY WELBORN When my daughter was six years old, I remember deciding with her which saint she'd be for her Catholic school's All Saints' Day...

Catholic IQ: Mary, Our Lady of Fatima

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on Mary, Our Lady of Fatima. It contains sample questions such as: Mary’s visit to Fatima also held a...

Wonderful Words, Healing Words for the School Year

An old hymn opens with these words: "Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life" ("Wonderful Words of Life" or "Sing Them Over Again to Me," words and music, Philip P. Bliss, 1874). This song praises the healing, life-giving words of Jesus calling us to faith.

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...