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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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...

May They Be One

The Eucharist as a sign of unity and a bond of charity SR. MARY MICHAEL FOX, OP On the night before he died, our Savior instituted...

Souls Reaching for Christ—Anointing of the Sick

A priest shares his experiences from both sides of the sacrament FR. GEORGE “CHIP” HINES When I was asked to write this article, the first thought...

Symbols of the Saints

KATHY HENDRICKS Somewhere among my childhood mementos are a series of booklets entitled Little Lives of the Saints. I inherited them from my older sisters, Jo...

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies featured on CFN

This 7-minute video offers a look how the Gospel Weeklies bring evangelization and catechesis to parish and families. It features a Q-and-A with publisher...

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...

Inspiring Mission with Saints and Service

Question: How can I describe to my fourth grade class what it means to be a missionary disciple? How can they practice being on...

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...

Five Ways to Use Manuals to the Max

Simply providing information does not necessarily assure faith formation. Similarly, simply providing a catechist with a manual does not necessarily assure that he or...

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...