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Monday, March 30, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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.

Saving the Best for Last

LEE DANESCO You did it! Despite the variety of challenges to your energy, your creativity, and your patience throughout the year, you successfully answered the...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Will be done…”

"Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven." JAMES BLANKENSHIP “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans...

Effective Teaching: Practicing the Works of Mercy Right in the Classroom

Reflecting, acting, and praying with mercy JARED DEES Jesus said, “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13).  Many...

Catholic I.Q. Quiz – Sacraments 101

BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here's a 20-question quiz on the sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: How often can a person receive Holy Communion? ...

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...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day, our daily bread.”

“Give us this day our daily bread.” JAMES BLANKENSHIP “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”  – John 10:10 In the fourth...