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It’s Dangerous to Believe: A 30-min. talk by Mary Eberstadt at the Napa Institute

An informative and sobering talk given at the Napa Institute from scholar and researcher Mary Eberstadt about the state of religious freedoms, a new paganism...


"I love doing brochures or certificates on the computer. I feel like I can be creative." Does that sound familiar? I heard it twice recently, once from a former director of religious education and once from a Catholic-school principal.

The Top 10 Things that Every Catechist Needs to Know

BY LISA MLADINICH 1) Prayer and study are essential. As we grow in knowledge and love of God, we become radiant witnesses to his saving power....

Youth Ministry: Helping Restless Teens to Focus on Faith

by Lisa Mladinich Contemporary neuroscience has revealed a remarkable adaptive characteristic in the brain: Whatever actions we perform repeatedly cause our neurological pathways to...

Consider Saints in Your VBS

The upcoming observance of the Feasts of All Saints provides an opportunity for you to consider including saints in your VBS next summer.

Teach Us to Pray

The question is often asked today, "Are we teaching our children, our young people, and our adults how to pray?"

Teacher: “I don’t know how to handle student conflicts or fights.”

Sometimes we are at odds with others-and so are our students. As Catholic educators, we might not want to call it "fighting"; that goes...

Feeding My Soul with Truth, Compassion, and Virtue

Feeding My Soul is designed especially for you—the catechist. It names a catechetical value and gives you the words of prayer for your personal time with the Lord.

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...

Convocation 2017: Catholic Education and Catechesis Recap

Notes From the Session Panelists Thomas W. Burnford & Margaret Matijasevic The 2017 Convocation of Catholic Leaders on July 1-4 in Orlando was a historic gathering...