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Bread for the Journey: The Scriptures and the Spirituality of the Catechist

How can one gain a deeper love of God's Word? Drawing on Verbum domini and other sources of the Church's collective wisdom, let me suggest a few ways.

Nicholas Black Elk, Catechist: cause for canonization opened

At their annual meeting, the USCCB voted to open the cause for canonization for Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakotan medicine-man whose conversion led him...

How Habits Help Teach Morality

Five Strategies for Thinking and Acting Morally JARED DEES With the limited time we have in religious education to teach our students morality, our focus tends...

Take This Ring: Teaching the Sacrament of Matrimony to Middle Schoolers

by Kate Ristow For an activity that will help students understand the interrelationship between friendship and choosing a marriage partner, see the end of...

Celebrating Saint Philip Neri

Saint Philip Neri, Joyful Person

What Is God Calling You To Do?

A Three-step Formula for Discovery ERIC GROTH Advent is about waiting. But the followers of Christ are not called to “wait” in a typical, passive sense,...

Roots and Wings: Helping Students Understand and Celebrate the Sacraments

Generations of Catholics grew up learning by rote the Baltimore Catechism definition of a Sacrament: "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace."

Living the Liturgical Year: The Conversion of St. Paul, January 25

St. Paul sees the light! CONNIE CLARK Wrong, wrong, wrong! Have you ever thought somebody was just plain wrong about something? Saul thought Jesus’ followers...

Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...