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Monday, October 21, 2019

Courage International: For men and women who experience same-sex attractions

Courage International is a Catholic pastoral ministry that assists people with same-sex attraction. This video is suitable for parish leaders and interested adults. Note...

Three Keys to Offering Catechesis for the Families (without overhauling your programming)

JARED DEES An increasing number of parishes are experimenting with new ways to engage entire families in children’s catechesis. We have long focused almost exclusively...

Collaborate with Faith Formation Leaders

6 ways youth ministers and DREs (and others) can form mutually enriching bonds BECKY GROTH Being the youth minister at a parish, whether paid or volunteer,...

When You Need to Change

DRE Data brings you concrete suggestions and up-to-date information and insight about parish catechetical leadership.

Advice from a Master Catechist: Vetting Volunteers

  Question: When soliciting volunteers to help with faith formation programs, what might be a respectful and noninvasive way to vet someone’s catechetical background? We...

The Inestimable Importance of Christian Families

An urgent and compelling catechetical mission PAT GOHN I find myself thinking of Jesus' birth, for nowhere else do I see the sublime place of families...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Beginning Family-Based Catechesis in a Parish

Question: “I’m trying to help our parish move to family-based catechesis, yet I have no experience with this kind of model. What are the...

Family-Centered Religious Education

Parish leaders share what’s working DARIA SOCKEY Family-centered catechetics programs — a model that has existed for some time — seems to be trending from a...

The USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14, 2019 (Links to stay informed)

The 2019 Spring Assembly of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops is taking place June 11-14. Here are the links you need to...

New from the Congregation on Catholic Education: “Male and Female He Created Them”

BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ  A new document from the Vatican's Congregation on Catholic Education addresses the topic of gender ideology and its challenges for Catholic educators. Titled "Male...