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Monday, September 16, 2019

Are You a New DRE?

Directors of Religious Education (DREs) are a great blessing to the Church today. New DREs often enter their positions because they are fresh out...

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...

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...

The Heart of Catechesis — why we do what we do

BY PAT GOHN The first time I attended a religious education class, I was in grade one. My catechist, a lively high school student, taught...

Happy Easter Season!

5 Devotional Practices to Weather the Storm of the Abuse Crises

BY JAMES BLANKENSHIP Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go?...

Parish Leader: “My home life is suffering as a result of parish ministry.”

Like the call to have a regular spiritual practice, the need to "have a life" outside of parish work is essential. It not only...

Calling Others to Decide for Christ

Catechists as Missionary Disciples Marcel LeJeune Imagine, for a moment, the perfect Catholic disciple. What would that person focus on? What would they be passionate about?...

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...

Teacher: “I don’t know how to handle student conflicts or fights.”

Sometimes we are at odds with others-and so are our students. As Catholic educators, we might not want to call it "fighting"; that goes...