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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Sunday Gospel (Nov. and Dec 2018)

Editors Note: This article offers commentary and reflection questions for each Sunday Gospel for November (the final weeks of Ordinary Time) and December (the beginning...

Saints in the Old Testament

WOODEENE KOENIG-BRICKER When we think of "saints," we don't always think about people from the Bible—especially not those from the Old Testament. This thought may...

Catholic IQ—Where God Speaks

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz to test your Bible knowledge. It contains sample questions such as: St. Jerome famously said: “Ignorance of _______ is...

Times to turn to Scripture — a reference list for young Catholics

Many people turn to Scripture to interpret their lives, their feelings, and their world through God's Word. Use this list yourself as a reference, or...

Getting to the Truth in the Bible

MARIETTE MARTINEAU  Sooner or later, a student is going to read a Bible story and then ask, "Is it true or not true?" Often, it...

The Rosary: Meditating on the Mysteries of Faith

Long ago, people living in the desert or in monasteries used pebbles, sticks, or lines drawn in the sand to count their prayers. Herein lies the early roots of the Catholic Rosary. People progressed to counting knots on a cord, then to the beads we know today.

Using Visual Symbols to Teach the Mysteries of the Rosary

With October being the month of the Rosary, the religious education classes always dedicate some class time to praying the Rosary, so my class was pretty familiar with the prayers and the order in which they are prayed. For this year, I thought we would focus on the Mysteries of the Rosary and learn how to meditate on those particular times in Jesus' and Mary's lives.

Free download: Praying with the Pope, October 2018, for the mission of religious

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for October 2018 The Mission of Religious Pray for men and women in religious life to be excited about spending time with people...

Beginning with Bible Basics

Woodeene Koenig-Bricker As we begin a new year, be aware that our students will come with varying degrees of understanding Scripture. Some will be very...

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7

A Victory —Thanks to Mary CONNIE CLARK You know that on feast days we celebrate saints’ birthdays and other events such as Jesus’ baptism. But have...