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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Profound Respect for the Dignity of Human Life

A continuing series on ways to instill a robust Catholic identity in those we teach BY JOE PAPROCKI In our exploration of Catholic identity in this...

Women on a Divine Mission

GIVEN is a new institute dedicated to mentoring young Catholic women KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ Do young people know the gifts they have been given? The newly...

Start Anew with Christ

CARRIE SALLWASSER Welcome to a new school year! There is excitement in the air. You can see it in the families buying school supplies, teachers decorating...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Handling Resentment

Q: Many of the catechists in our program use their own financial resources to purchase things for their classrooms and students. One catechist in...

Two by Two

How to Pair Students Effectively in Religious Education JARED DEES “Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two …” (Mark 6:7) “The Lord...

Having a Plan to Encounter JESUS

Creating the right conditions JOHN P. LOZANO While there are a multitude of ways to encounter Jesus, it is important to have a focus, a plan, or...

The Real Presence of the Eucharist – Bishop Robert Barron (Video)

Bishop Robert Barron, from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Word on Fire, with an important presentation on the Real Presence of Jesus in...

Entering, Blessing the Vineyard

May the Lord give strength to his people; may the Lord bless his people with peace (Psalm 29:11).

Advice From A Master Catechist: When the Lesson Plan Says “Discuss”

Question: I need some tips for when it is time to hold a group discussion. Can you offer some ideas for alternatives to Q...

The Big Picture: Teaching About God’s Plan

It's not unusual for us catechists to get tunnel vision—to become so caught up in successfully teaching each individual chapter in our texts that students are not able to see the forest for the trees. In other words, we are not always as effective as we could be in helping kids see the big picture—God's plan for all people—and the relationship between each lesson and God's plan.