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Friday, May 27, 2022

Teaching When Kids Don’t Care — presented by Catholic Answers (Video 5-mins.)

Show host Cy Kellet and guest Chris Stephanick talk with a discouraged catechist who is a caller on Catholic Answers Live. If you've been...

A Catechism Update!

Pope Francis revises teaching on the death penalty to better reflect the sacred dignity of the human person — and promote a culture of life PAT...

Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Catechesis on the sacrament of Confirmation BISHOP ROBERT J. McMANUS This article explains the nature and purpose of the sacrament of Confirmation. It will be divided...

Preparing Kids for Their First (or 521st) Communion

Focus on the fruits of Holy Communion JARED DEES How do we prepare young people to effectively receive the Eucharist? Whether you are preparing children to...

The Sacraments: Things to Get or Encounters to Enter

Parents often think that the Sacraments are "things to get" for their children.

We Shall Draw Water Joyfully

Baptism and the catechist JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The God of power and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and brought...

Effective Teaching: Metaphors Make Lessons More Memorable

Using objects, stories, songs, or even jokes JARED DEES St. Patrick’s most famous teaching tool was the shamrock. According to legend, he used the three-leafed clover...

Helping Children Discover Joy in the Hail Mary

Question: I love teaching young children their first prayers, especially the Hail Mary. Any advice for teaching them the meaning behind its words? VIRGINIA M. KIMBALL...

Sharing the Trinity with children

LEE DANESCO There are few topics on any catechist's teaching schedule more intimidating than the Trinity. You assume that trying to teach the unity of...

Webinar by Sr. Eileen McCann on St. Joseph

A wonderful webinar presentation for the Year of St. Joseph: Joseph, Dreamer or Believer—Is There a Difference? by Sr. Eileen McCann, CSJ   View using the video...