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Monday, April 19, 2021

Pope Francis releases new document on the Call to Holiness

This week Pope Francis has issued a new apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness. It's Latin name is Gaudete Et Exsultate, which means "rejoice...

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.

Men of St. Joseph and the New Evangelization

A Profile of a Parish-based Ministry for Men ZACHARY MORGAN Facilitating relevant ministries for the spiritual edification of men can be difficult. Men’s ministries most often...

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...

The Beatitudes: An Introduction

Every time I think of the Sermon on the Mount, I am reminded of two quotes.

Love Builds on Knowledge of the Beloved — on the first task of catechesis

Promoting Knowledge of the Faith as a Ministry of Love BY CHRISTOPHER KLOFFT Because I teach theology on the undergraduate level, I have the opportunity to...

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,...

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...

A Robust Catholic Identity

By Joe Paprocki Overcoming the tendency toward a “beige Catholicism” One of my favorite ideas to borrow from Bishop Robert Barron, the auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles,...

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...