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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Becoming a Beatitude Parish, School, and Neighborhood

The cultural norms that we see constantly glorified on TV, in movies, in popular music, and on YouTube and the internet are not making our jobs for creating a Beatitude community (culture) any easier.

A Family Together: Overcoming Temptation

Temptations can make our straight paths hard to navigate. But we can avoid temptations and stand firm for what we know is right by being alert from step to step.

Forward Pass for Values

Helping your students think critically about Super Bowl advertising and the halftime show can lead to a fruitful discussion about Christian values.

Teaching Service in the Year of Faith

Many people live “cafeteria style” lives, self-service only. Catholics try to live life like Jesus, who “did not come to be served but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). The Year of Faith is a perfect time to explore this calling.

Promoting Life: Teaching the Fifth Commandment

Although it is important that our students learn the acts that violate the Fifth Commandment, it also is essential that they develop a reverence for life from its beginning until its natural end. We must help them find ways to affirm life as sacred at every stage and every age.

CATECHIST INDEPTH Catechesis and the Domestic Church

Forgiveness in the Domestic Church

Peeps from Sheep: Animated video on Confession

Peeps from Sheep #4 - White as Wool from Catholics Come Home on Vimeo.

Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...

Free download: Praying with the Pope in February for an end to corruption

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2018 Say “No” to Corruption  Pray that people with power have the strength to make good choices   Here's a great prayer...

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...