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Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Importance of Liturgical Orientation in Catechesis

BY TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY  The second task of catechesis — liturgical education All catechesis should be liturgical. Such a claim may generate immediate (and possibly negative)...

Reluctant Catechist Seeks Advice

Question: I’m a reluctant catechist. I keep thinking there are folks more qualified for this than I. Yet here I am, saying yes but...

Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation: An evangelization opportunity

BY DAVID DZIENA A friend of mine (let’s call her “Jamie”) recently posted this question on Facebook: I am struggling with something. I am not...

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...

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,...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Help from a Wise Patron—St. John Bosco’s example

Question: I need a patron saint for my new role as a youth leader and catechist. Please help! — Nervous but willing Sr. Brittany Harrison,...

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...

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...

God is Love

Reflections on Catholic Social Teaching and Catechesis in Our Day TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY In catechetical textbooks the formal study of doctrine is often separated from immersion...

50 Years Later: Unwrapping Humanae Vitae

Sr. Brittany Harrison, FMA A gift for teens and teachers alike This year, the Church commemorates the 50th anniversary of Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, an encyclical...