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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

7 Steps for a Do-It-Yourself Retreat

Plan this retreat for catechists involved in sacramental formation BY DEANNA BARTALINI Catechists work hard. They share their faith and knowledge, and they give up personal...

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)...

Training Disciple-Makers

BY JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN An apprentice is a novice student who learns under the tutelage of a master of an art or craft such as...

Parish Leader: “I can’t seem to find time for my own spiritual life.”

Hildegard of Bingen wrote that "there is nothing sadder than a drooping soul". What's needed is the "greening power" of prayer. As parish ministers,...

Tips for Highlighting Scripture (#NationalBibleWeek)

BY LORI DAHLHOFF In his Year of Faith address to catechists, Pope Francis said, "If we go out to bring his gospel with love, with...

RCIA Revisited

BY IRENE MARIA DISANTO When we think of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), we think of it as the road taken by...

Jason Evert discusses homosexuality, gay marriage, and holiness

This is a powerful presentation. Recommended for teens, high school age and older. From the video's description on You Tube: "In this segment from Ascension's...

Teaching Students with Special Needs

BY PAM SCHIFFBAUER Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes,...

Echoing the Faith with Courage

BY HOSFFMAN OSPINO Facing the catechetical challenges of our time with the message of Jesus Imagine yourself in a large chamber with many walls where anything...