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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Passing on the Joyful Encounter: The role of the catechist

BY BISHOP ROBERT MCMANUS, DIOCESE OF WORCESTER Pope Francis has repeatedly reminded the Church that the basis of all evangelization and catechesis is the proclamation...

The Importance of Liturgical Orientation in Catechesis

BY TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY  The second task of catechesis — liturgical education All catechesis should be liturgical. Such a claim may generate immediate (and possibly negative)...

Advice from a Master Catechist: Understanding Relics

Question: The Catholic newspaper in my area has been advertising different opportunities to venerate a certain saint’s relics that will be traveling to our...

Jason Evert discusses homosexuality, gay marriage, and holiness

This is a powerful presentation. Recommended for teens, high school age and older. From the video's description on You Tube: "In this segment from Ascension's...

God’s Sacramental Plan: Why we need the Sacraments and the Church

The big picture on why we need sacraments and the Church BY MARC CARDARONELLA Sacraments form the backbone of our religious formation programs. Parents celebrate them,...

Helping Students and Families Learn About Purgatory 

BY SUSAN TASSONE  Purgatory — a masterpiece of God’s mercy It’s no small wonder that coming up with a lesson plan on purgatory can be challenging....

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...

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,...

Effective Teaching: The Catholic Language of Mystery

By Joe Paprocki How Catholics rely on sacramentality to transcend words What is your native tongue? If you’re Catholic, your true “native tongue” is a language...

The Heart of the Message of Fatima

By Virginia M. Kimball Pray, fast, confess, receive the Eucharist, and be devoted to the Immaculate Heart ​One hundred years ago, in 1917, three years...