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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...