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Friday, December 14, 2018

Using Social Media to Share Our Faith with Teens

BY AMY CATTAPAN Instagram and Pinterest might not be the first tool you think of when it comes to evangelization, but when you picture your...

Advice from the Psalms: 3 Steps for Teens Searching for Purpose

BY BINTA M. PAYE Have you ever wondered why you were born, or what you will be doing 10 years from now? Maybe your interests...

“Study this Catechism with Passion and Perseverance.” – Benedict XVI

BY PAT GOHN The Youcat, or Youth Catechism, released in 2010 under Benedict XVI's pontificate, contained an emphatic message from the pope in the foreword: "Study this Catechism!...

Advent Activity for Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Catechists: Use this activity to explore the themes of today's Gospel with teens. A downloadable PDF of this page is available at the bottom...

Praying the Scriptures: A Guide for Teens to Engage with God

BY BECKY GROTH "Mom, we read a Bible verse, go around and say what word or sentence jumped out at us, read the verse again,...

You’re Significance to God – an inspiring 2 minutes with Chris Stefanick

Bookmark this for your next retreat, or to share with your students in class, or youth ministry.

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

Three Ways to Help Teens Know Mary

BY BECKY GROTH We’re sure to encounter a variety of attitudes that young people hold toward Mary, the Blessed Mother. In my youth ministry experience,...

The Four Life-Giving Gifts of YOUCAT

A catechist reflects on the value of the youth catechism BY KIMBERLY BRUCE The youth catechism of the Catholic Church, commonly known as YOUCAT, is...

Embracing Digital Media

BY ERIC GROTH Catechesis is the act of passing on the faith. While Wikipedia defines digital as “usually referring to something using digits, particularly binary...