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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Share “Paul, Apostle of Christ” with Teens and Adults

A discussion guide from the movie’s producers, including film clips, click here. BECKY GROTH Paul, Apostle of Christ offers a moving personal depiction of some of the...

Leading Young People Through Lectio Divina

JARED DEES The goal of lectio divina (“sacred reading”) is to encounter Christ when you read the Bible, not just to understand an idea. We...

Yes You Can — Teach the Parables: Be Prepared

BY LYNN WEHNER “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.” (MATTHEW 13:35) In...

Praying the Scriptures: A Guide for Teens to Engage with God

BY BECKY GROTH "Mom, we read a Bible verse, go around and say what word or sentence jumped out at us, read the verse again,...

Three Bible Reading Tips from the YOUCAT

BY PAT GOHN The Catholic Church loves the Bible! Catholics call the Bible "God's Word" and "Sacred Scripture" because it is holy and contains what...

To Seek and Save the Lost: Unpacking the parable of the lost sheep

BY LYNN WEHNER There is a story about a shepherd who was falsely accused of stealing another man’s sheep. When he is brought before the...

Teaching with Parodies — Singing aids learning and memorization of lessons

Sr. Nanette M. Zeimet, SND I have come to learn the value of music and poetry. Twenty years ago I taught my first religious education class....

A Lamp for My Feet — a visual memorization exercise

JUDITH COSTELLO Have you ever walked down a dark hallway at night? In the darkness, we may stumble and fall. That’s why God offers us...

Small Packages

Teaching the Story of David and Goliath LYNN WEHNER In the world, we are besieged by the idea that “bigger is better.” And yet God himself...