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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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...

The Catechist with a Green Halo

Using Aristotelian concepts as a teaching method AARON T. MARTIN One of the most beautiful churches in the country stands at Lexington Avenue and 66th Street...

Christopher West: “Sex, Gender, and Jesus” (Multi-part video)

Christopher West, a Catholic author and speaker best known for his powerful presentations on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, presented a...

What is Theology of the Body? With Christopher West

Christopher West offers a new "introduction" video to St. John Paul II's theology of the body. This 11-minute talk is appropriate for high school...

The Time-Honored Sign of the Cross

  Q: Some non-Catholics have criticized the gesture of the Sign of the Cross as either an empty ritual, something superstitious, or worse. Any advice...

Baptism and Confirmation: Full Life in the Trinity

JASON GALE C.S. Lewis remarked, “You may ask, “If we cannot imagine a three-personal Being, what is the good of talking about Him?” Well, there...

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...

The Immaculate Conception Explained (video)

This might be a little fast paced for younger students, but Fr. Mike offers background on the theology and understanding of Mary's Immaculate Conception,...

The Beauty of the Church’s Vision of Marriage

Sacred Scripture grounds our understanding of Matrimony JOHN S. GRABOWSKI EDITOR’S NOTE: It is recommended that you read Genesis 1–3 as a preparation for this catechesis....