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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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...

“Flipped” Catechesis

An app that helps parents and catechists stay in touch SARA JONCKHEERE In 2017 the Archbishop of Detroit, Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, issued his pastoral...

The Fruits and Challenges of Restoring the Order

On the age for Confirmation for children and youth JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN The sacrament of Confirmation poses something of a challenge for catechetical leaders in the...

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,...

The Word of God and Mary of Nazareth

Dei Verbum. "The Word of God" is the title for the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.

Keeping Parents Engaged After Their Children’s First Sacraments

Following up after Baptism and First Communion LISANNE V. JENSEN Photographs have been snapped. Family and friends have celebrated together. Gifts have been opened. The signed,...

Why Do We Call It “Mass?”

Learn the meaning of the Latin phrase Ite, missa est SUSIE LLOYD Did you ever wonder where the word Mass comes from? The answer has been...