The Language of Catechesis: Terms and Definitions
by Kate Ristow At the end of this article, you will find ideas for nurturing and nourishing your faith beyond knowing Catholic vocabulary. The idea...
Teaching Students to Show Reverence at Mass
The Mass is rich with tradition and meaning.
Igniting the Fire of Faith
This Year of Faith is an invitation, not a command. It is not a time to complain that the Divine should take a more active role in the world, but that we should “make God credible in this world” (Fisichella). It’s more than being nice or doing one’s duty. It’s going to demand sacrifice, courage, and an enormous amount of energy—but probably not more than the original disciples needed in order to follow the Great Commission. They may have been the first to witness like their hair was on fire.
The Joy of Love: Encountering Jesus
As we celebrate the Year of Faith, let us position the Church to engage not only the older generations but the emerging generations that are asking different questions and have different expectations.
My Neighbor’s Faith
That does not mean we need to live in a world of religious animosity. Part of our catechetical task is to put our lessons on the Catholic faith into a real-world context. A major part of the context is the simple fact that our neighbors may not believe what we believe or understand the world the way we do.
By Their Fruits
For me, one of the highlights of the Church year was not liturgical.
A Family Together: Q&A with a Catholic-oku!
The end of the school year is filled with reviews of what you've learned in each subject. This game is a fun way to review what you know about the Catholic Church.
Schools of Spirituality: Drawing from the Wealth of the Catholic Tradition
How do we discover the ways of prayer?
A Compass: Implementing the Catechism
Two anniversaries of importance to the Catholic Church were marked on October 11, 2012. On that date, the Church celebrated both the fiftieth anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the publication, in French, of the original, provisional edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To celebrate this anniversary, this article will provide a brief introduction to the Catechism (henceforth CCC), including its history, an overview of the CCC, and finally, suggestions on how it can be used most effectively within ministry.
The Ladder of the Beatitudes II: Embracing the Challenge
Gregory of Nyssa imagined the Beatitudes as a staircase ascending toward God—each one needing to be fulfilled in order to take the next step.