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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Bible 101

A helpful overview for reading the Bible CATHRYN TORGERSON Reading the Bible is a wonderful adventure! But sometimes it can leave us feeling a little lost,...

Forgiveness: Asked and Offered — Excerpt from Finding Your Spiritual Direction as a Catechist

An excerpt from Finding Your Spiritual Direction as a Catechist By William B. Miller Chapter 7: Forgiveness If you were to ask a dozen people to give...

5 Tips for Forming Catechists’ Spirituality

DR. LORI DAHLHOFF Nurturing the spirituality of catechists is crucial to providing effective religious education. Daily meditation on Scripture Incorporate guided meditation on Scripture into meetings...

Praying amidst violence and strife — downloadable prayers to share

Recent news accounts have inspired members of our Bayard team to compose prayers to be shared. When events like the killings at the Tree of...

Rules, Rules, Rules

Making Sense of Church Requirements SUSIE LLOYD Catholicism is hard. At least that’s its reputation. All those rules. ... As if the Ten Commandments weren’t enough,...

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?...

Blessed Are You: Understanding and Teaching the Beatitudes

FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER One of my favorite Gospel stories is the account of Jesus cleansing the temple. When he turned over the moneychangers' tables, he...

Church leaders take note: Liturgies and prayer resources in response to the Church scandals

Recently the NCCL's newsletter shared this new resource titled "LITURGIES AND PRAYER RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO RECENT EVENTS." It is filled with suggested Mass settings,...

Beginning a New Year—A Prayer Service for Catechists

ALICE ANN PFEIFER, CSA Even when we are fully committed to starting a new enterprise or returning to an old one, we may have ambivalent...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Tips For Personal Spiritual Growth

Question: As a catechist, I’ve been learning so much about the faith, which makes me want to dive deeper into my relationship with the...