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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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...

Effective Teaching: The Catholic Language of Mystery—Our “Native Tongue”

How Catholics rely on sacramentality to transcend words

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...

From Boredom to Wonder: Learning the art of prayer at Mass 

By Timothy P. O’Malley Catechists have often heard the complaint that the Mass is boring. Children and teens express their boredom directly through yawns or...

The Catholic Commitment to Community

BY JOE PAPROCKI Third in a series on ways to instill a robust Catholic identity in those we teach Some years ago Verizon had a series...

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...

Advice from Master Catechists—September 2012

Your questions, answered by Master Catechists.

Creating a Eucharistic Culture

Keeping the Eucharist central to our catechesis WILLIAM O'LEARY While attending a conference last July, I was reminded of the Gospel account in Mark about the...

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...

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...