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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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...

God’s Sacramental Plan: Why we need the Sacraments and the Church

The big picture on why we need sacraments and the Church BY MARC CARDARONELLA Sacraments form the backbone of our religious formation programs. Parents celebrate them,...

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...

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...

PRIEST, PROPHET, & KING as a Way of Life

The threefold office of baptized persons JASON GALE In Baptism, the person receives an anointing in which he or she is “incorporated into Christ who is...

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....

Teaching about Truth in a Time of Doubt and Discord

Four aspects of truth that ground our understanding ANN GARRIDO It’s hard to figure out where to begin talking about truth, isn’t it? Depending on...

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...

A Quick Guide to Praying the Mass

Notes on what is happening at different moments of the Mass SR. BRITTANY HARRISON I became a convert to Catholicism at age 14, so I never...

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...