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Igniting the Fire of Faith

This Year of Faith is an invitation, not a command. It is not a time to complain that the Divine should take a more active role in the world, but that we should “make God credible in this world” (Fisichella). It’s more than being nice or doing one’s duty. It’s going to demand sacrifice, courage, and an enormous amount of energy—but probably not more than the original disciples needed in order to follow the Great Commission. They may have been the first to witness like their hair was on fire.

By Their Fruits

For me, one of the highlights of the Church year was not liturgical.

Effective Teaching: The Catholic Language of Mystery

By Joe Paprocki How Catholics rely on sacramentality to transcend words What is your native tongue? If you’re Catholic, your true “native tongue” is a language...

Alpha as the On-Ramp to Evangelization

A Profile on How a Growing Parish is Reaching Others for Christ DAN O’ROURKE Walter stands in front of the altar at our church, sharing his...

Reverence for Tradition

Our Catholic identity is shaped by a living heritage JOE PAPROCKI As Catholics, we have a “lot of baggage” — not in the sense of having...

Your Space: A Year-End Bouquet

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table during the final weeks of your program.

Catechist of the Month: Erica Pipi

by The staff of Catechist Editor’s Note: Catechist magazine is proud to recognize the outstanding work of exceptional catechists. In this section we...

Leading DRE: Tell God’s Love Story

by Ellie Nelson   Evangelization needs catechesis and catechesis needs evangelization. Neither is optional. They each have a complementary nature, and it is...

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...

Living in the Between Times

Dag Hammerskjöld, twentieth-century diplomat and author, wrote a short prayer that is especially good for us to recall at this time of year: “For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.”