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Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Catechist and Scripture — A Parish-Based Retreat

DEANNA G. BARTALINI Praying and reflecting on who we are as catechists This retreat is designed so that a local director of religious education and a...

50 Years Later: Unwrapping Humanae Vitae

Sr. Brittany Harrison, FMA A gift for teens and teachers alike This year, the Church commemorates the 50th anniversary of Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, an encyclical...

Discover the Sacraments in the Bible

Woodeene Koenig-Bricker For many Catholics, the correlation between the sacraments and the Bible is a bit hazy. When confronted by non-Catholics wanting to know how...

Inviting New Disciples

JOE PAPROCKI In his book, Dedication and Leadership, Douglas Hyde (who left the Communist Party in 1948 and became Catholic) explains that young people were attracted...

No evil will be healed unless it is surfaced and made visible

John Cavadini, writing at Notre Dame's Church Life Journal, in an article, "Guidelines for Any Appropriate Response to the Catholic Abuse Crisis," offers a...

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...

More Than Math!

How Catechists Teach Differently Than Any Other Kind of Teacher Jared Dees When I first started out as a religious educator, I used to be envious...

A Catechism Lesson: Discouraged by Evil and Sin? Take heart!

By Pat Gohn Discouraged by evil and sin? Take heart! Our Catholic faith helps us understand the spiritual battle between God and evil. We’ve all...

Liturgy Is Catechetical: On why your lessons ought to be liturgical

By Marc Cardaronella The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that liturgy is a “privileged place” for catechesis. There’s an old maxim regarding Catholic worship: Lex...

The Ten Commandments: Road Map to Salvation

EVELYN S. MAUTNER Cecil B. DeMille's epic movie, The Ten Commandments (Paramount, 1956), is not steeped in Biblical scholarship, but many Catholics remember seeing it more...