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PRIEST, PROPHET, & KING as a Way of Life

The threefold office of baptized persons JASON GALE In Baptism, the person receives an anointing in which he or she is “incorporated into Christ who is...

The Fruits and Challenges of Restoring the Order

On the age for Confirmation for children and youth JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The sacrament of Confirmation poses something of a challenge for catechetical leaders in the...

Immersed in Character: How catechesis equips students for life

JOE PAPROCKI It is said that actor Daniel Day-Lewis, while filming the movie Lincoln, remained in character off-camera throughout the entire project. This acting technique, known...

Responding with Compassion to Local, National, and Global Tragedy

Three critical responses for catechetical leaders KATHY HENDRICKS No one prepared me for this. This thought weighed heavily on me in the immediate aftermath of the...

“You Are the Light of the World”: Pope Francis’ new mandate on clerical sexual...

BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ Pope Francis has issued a mandate on the reporting and investigation of clerical sexual abuse. The document, titled Vos estis lux mundi (You...

Vacation Bible School: Key Challenges and Manageable Solutions

Vacation Bible school provide a unique opportunity to reach out to children and families in your community.

A Family Together: Words We Know By Heart

Jesus taught us the words of the Our Father and wanted us to remember them. He knew that if we kept the words he taught us in our hearts, we would always know how to pray. There are other words that we know by heart because they are important to our Catholic faith.

Engage First Communion Parents

LEISA ASLINGER My first year as a catechetical leader was one of the most difficult of my life. For months, I dreaded answering the phone,...

Encouraging Young People to Discern God’s Call

Get ready for National Vocation Awareness Week LISANNE V. JENSEN As National Vocation Awareness Week approaches, how can catechists, educators, youth ministers, and faith formation coordinators...

Walking Together in Friendship: A New Resource for Exploring Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti

In the news: Pope Francis has chosen this time to issue a new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship, acknowledging the perils of...