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Monday, May 17, 2021

The Value of Lectio Divina in Class

Taking Time to Take your Students Deeper MARLON DE LA TORRE St. John Damascene once commented that “prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart...

Using the Catechism in the Classroom

BY MARLON DE LA TORRE Create your own lesson — or lesson supplement — using this important resource Many years ago someone asked me, “What is...

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.

Catholic I.Q. — Catechesis and Catechists

Fun facts about our mission DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on catechesis and catechists. It contains sample questions such as: The word catechesis literally means...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: The Spirit Poured Out

The power of Pentecost and birth of the Church LYNN WEHNER This year we have reflected on the path that the early disciples traveled as the...

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...

The Catechism at 25

BY PAT GOHN Twenty-five years after being promulgated by St. John Paul ll, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) continues to shape the future...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP “As the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.” – Colossians 3:13 In this petition we ask God to forgive us our...

You Have One Job

How to lead students to an encounter with Christ in class JARED DEES “You had one job” — a popular phrase and Internet meme that points...

Catholic I.Q.—The Family of God

Fun facts about our faith DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz about our Family of God. It contains sample questions such as: The lists of all...