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Advice from Master Catechists—February 2014

Master catechists answer questions from readers.

Pope Francis declares a Year of St. Joseph

On the feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis announced a year to honor St. Joseph,...

Sacred Moments: The Liturgical Dimensions of Catholic Life

Pat Gohn Transitions … they are so much a part of our Catholic life. As we come to December, we experience the transition from fall...

Practical Strategies for Working with “Life in Abundance: Celebrating the Year of Faith”

The University of Dayton Catechist Formation Series in association with CATECHIST magazine titled “Life in Abundance: Celebrating the Year of Faith” was the perfect backdrop for entering into the thirteen-month celebration of the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI (October 2012 to November 2013). The Year of Faith has two major goals: renewing or deepening our faith commitment to Jesus and sharing our faith with others.

Pope Francis abolishes the pontifical secret in cases of sexual abuse

Many news outlets this week reported that Pope Francis has made some procedural decisions within the Vatican that include the abolishing of the pontifical...

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...

“Shaping the Future of Catechesis Together” Webinar Series

JOIN US FOR A SERIES OF DYNAMIC WEBINARS The past year and a half have been challenging for anyone involved in catechesis. It has also...

Keeping Advent in a Digital Age

Apps, Websites, and Activities Geared for the Season JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN Keeping an Advent season of attentive and joyful anticipation — amidst the secular celebration...

Pastor Transitions: He’s Leaving! Now What?

The First in a Three-Part Series on Navigating Changes in Pastoral Leadership MARTI R. JEWELL You just heard the announcement. Anticipated or unexpected, it has come....

Partners in Discipleship: Youth Ministry and Religious Education

The reality is that effective youth ministry engages in catechesis, and transformative catechesis embodies comprehensive youth ministry. When we erase these perceived separations, we come to the realization that fruitful partnerships can be fostered so that young people move seamlessly between the variety of ministries in our parish—growing in faith because of the unique gifts that each person brings to each experience.