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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A Family “Rule of Life” Reduces Anxiety, Brings Peace

WILLIAM O'LEARY Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our kids are now home all day and sometimes claim they “cannot do anything!” As much as we enjoy our...

5 Tips for Engaging Young Adults

A professor at Loyola Institute of Ministry offers advice BETH DONZE It’s a refrain heard repeatedly in Catholic Church parishes across the country: “We would like...

What’s a Godparent to Do?

It’s more than an honor — it’s a commitment SUSIE LLOYD It is such an honor to be a godparent. It feels as though you’ve won...

Why You Should Consider Making Confession Your New Year’s Resolution

MARC CARDARONELLA I have a confession to make. I have a checkered past when it comes to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. I’ve gone from...

Bishop Barron speaks on the “The Call of Justice” at the Library of Congress...

Bishop Robert Barron was invited to speak at the Library of Congress on October 29, 2019. He spoke to a bipartisan group of Senators,...

An Advent Calendar for Adults

Advent is a four-week period of increased prayer and preparation before Christmas. We are well acquainted with the practice of employing Advent calendars with children...

Pros and Cons of a Year-Round RCIA Program

Part two of a two-part series. For Part 1, click here. VIRGINIA LIETO I am the coordinator for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)...

Developing a Top-Notch RCIA Team

The first of a two-part series. For Part 2, click here. VIRGINIA LIETO Since 2017, I have helped my parish’s RCIA program move from the school-year...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Friends Are Leaving the Church

Question: I have a growing number of friends who are leaving the Catholic Church for mega churches. I want to share with them how...

After RCIA

Keeping adults engaged LISANNE V. JENSEN Adults who wish to become Catholic, desire full communion with the Catholic Church, or simply want to learn more about...