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Love’s Invitation: On the third task of catechesis

BY WILLIAM O'LEARY   Moral formation of children and young people Finish this statement: “Catholicism is just a bunch of __________.” I am willing to guess...

Teacher: “I don’t think I’m reaching some of the students.”

Whatever grade you teach, you may have a student that you feel you never quite reach. You notice the child's constant distracted look or...

Following the Leader: Jesus word’s set the tone for leadership

Jesus’ words to Peter and the disciples set the tone for leadership BY SARA BLAUVELT Years ago I began a Lenten tradition of sending a short...

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

7 Steps for a Do-It-Yourself Retreat

Plan this retreat for catechists involved in sacramental formation BY DEANNA BARTALINI Catechists work hard. They share their faith and knowledge, and they give up personal...

Becoming a great catechist!

PEG BOWMAN A parish DRE gave each catechist a mug which read, "World's Greatest Catechist." One person commented, "Mine should only say 'A Good Catechist.'...

The Catechist and Scripture — A Parish-Based Retreat

DEANNA G. BARTALINI Praying and reflecting on who we are as catechists This retreat is designed so that a local director of religious education and a...

Hurry—Only Four More Weeks ’til Christmas!

Advent is a Time for Spiritual Housekeeping SUSIE LLOYD As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus let us keep in mind this often-overlooked truth...

Catechizing in an Age of Scandals: Tips for being prepared

PAT GOHN, and other contributors You are an important witness for Christ amidst Church scandals. As accounts unfold regarding the horrific sexual abuse of minors...

Can a Catholic Marry a Non-Catholic? (10-min. video)

A seemingly simple question many of us are asked. Take 10 minutes and listen to this explanation.