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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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...

The Call to Catechetical Leadership

Discerning the path of growth into a new role BARBARA RAMIAN Every so often during a major snowstorm here in the Northeast, we hear on the...

2019 Catechist Honors: Meet our inspiring finalists!

Catechist Honors celebrates the dynamic mission of gifted catechists, parish catechetical leaders — especially directors and coordinators of religious education (DRE/CRE) — plus youth...

5 Tips for recruiting catechists

LILLIAN CRUCES  The General Directory for Catechesis states that "lay catechists, by virtue of their baptism, have a right and responsibility to catechize." As catechetical leaders,...

“You Are the Light of the World”: Pope Francis’ new mandate on clerical sexual...

BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ Pope Francis has issued a mandate on the reporting and investigation of clerical sexual abuse. The document, titled Vos estis lux mundi (You...

End-of-Year Inventory

Piles of Bibles. Workbooks. Boxes of pens. Stacks of papers.

Doing our Easter Duty

Michael Daley  It's not every day that you come across profound theological truths reading the sports page. Yet, this is just what happened to me...

Leading DRE: Communicating with Parish Leaders

From optional to optimal COLLEEN VERMEULEN Great to see you!” I exclaimed as I sat down for a cup of coffee with a fellow DRE from...