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The Catholic Commitment to Community

BY JOE PAPROCKI Third in a series on ways to instill a robust Catholic identity in those we teach Some years ago Verizon had a series...

Coping with the Church Sex Abuse Scandals: Resources for Catechists (with updates)

This is not an easy time for the Catholic Church in the U.S., or the world, for that matter. We are scandalized by the...

An Introduction to Great Spiritual Classics

This article considers how a few people—recognized by the Church as remarkably helpful—responded to the call of the Spirit in and around themselves and left us some significant reflections, directions, and experiences that can guide and stimulate us in our days.

6 Principles for Managing Successful Faith Formation Sessions

"Why? What did I do wrong?" asked James as I, a frustrated new catechist, banished him to the hall for bad behavior.

Slide presentation: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists”

Here are the slides that accompany the article: “Being versus Doing: A Retreat for Catechists," by Sr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM. Here are the slides: Being...

The Catechism at 25

BY PAT GOHN Twenty-five years after being promulgated by St. John Paul ll, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) continues to shape the future...

Setting Up Council

Not everyone supports committee work!

10 Ideas for Getting Started

G. JOHNSON I’ve been a catechist for 11 years. I remember how each first session used to bring me a lot of anxiety because I...

10 Strategies for Lifelong Spiritual Learning

Here are ten strategies that keep you learning and help you explore learning opportunities. The list begins with ideas that will help keep you current and the required minimal time and cost. As your circumstances permit, you may wish to engage in a more extended or more formal experience.

PAUL VI—Saint for the New Evangelization

CHRISTOPER KLOFFT On Oct. 14, 2018, Pope Paul VI will be canonized by Pope Francis. St. Paul VI will enter the ranks not only of the...