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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Sacraments: Things to Get or Encounters to Enter

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

Catechetical Aesthetics

Beauty, goodness, and truth as needed foundations to catechesis TIMOTHY P. O’MALLEY Medieval historiography contends that the function of stained glass was to educate the illiterate....

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...

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...

Advice from a Master Catechist: “Why Do I Have to Go to Mass?”

Question: I need help with my youth ministry apologetics. The middle- and high-school students often ask me some version of the following question: “Why...

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...

The Fruits and Challenges of Restoring the Order

On the age for Confirmation for children and youth JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The sacrament of Confirmation poses something of a challenge for catechetical leaders in the...

Holy Hacks for Catechists

20 creative ways to share the faith Patti Maguire Armstrong This is the mission field. That thought hit me early on during my dozen years...

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

How Catholics rely on sacramentality to transcend words

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...