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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Scandals got you down? Not ready to teach this season?

If you are not ready to going back to being a catechist... what then?  PAT GOHN Many men and women who serve the Church as volunteers...

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...

Actor Jim Caviezel calls Catholic young adults to spiritual battle in a stirring 15-min....

Young adults at the Student Leadership Summit conference (#SLS18), sponsored by FOCUS annually, were expecting actor Jim Caviezel to promote the movie, Paul, Apostle...

Ways a Catechist Might Pray

Question: Are there some specific ways that I might pray personally in my role as a catechist? SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP OFFERS THIS ANSWER… Many...

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...

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?...

Catechist: “I don’t know all the answers. Why did I say yes?”

A bishop new to his diocese visited the oldest priest in the the diocese and asked him, "What has helped you to stay faithful...

Mother Angelica, Catechist to the World

SUSIE LLOYD Stop me if you’ve heard this: the Church is out of touch, a relic of the past, and could not possibly understand the...

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...

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...