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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Inviting New Disciples

JOE PAPROCKI In his book, Dedication and Leadership, Douglas Hyde (who left the Communist Party in 1948 and became Catholic) explains that young people were attracted...

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...

Celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony

JOHN BOSIO When I think of the sacrament of matrimony, the first image that comes to mind is that of a wedding. Weddings are joyous...

Cultivating Artistic Expression

JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP Artistic expression is at the core of who we have been as Church for our entire history: icons, stained-glass windows, poetry, journals,...

Christ Calls You to Mission — video from Bishop Robert Barron, in the UK

Great commissioning video for teens and adults.

Soaked in Scripture

Unleashing the power of God’s Word in your lesson planning WILLIAM O’LEARY Are you immersed in Scripture? Do your catechetical lessons drip with God’s Word? If...

More Than Math!

How Catechists Teach Differently Than Any Other Kind of Teacher Jared Dees When I first started out as a religious educator, I used to be envious...

The Goal of Catechesis

Jonathan F. Sullivan, a frequent Catechist contributor and a diocesan leader in the Diocese of Lafayette, IN, helps all catechists and formation leaders with...

The Still Small Voice

Helping young people discover silence and sanctuary LISA MLADINICH St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise...

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...