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Friday, April 26, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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? ...

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...

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...

“Study this Catechism with Passion and Perseverance.” – Benedict XVI

BY PAT GOHN The Youcat, or Youth Catechism, released in 2010 under Benedict XVI's pontificate, contained an emphatic message from the pope in the foreword: "Study this Catechism!...

The Four Life-Giving Gifts of YOUCAT

A catechist reflects on the value of the youth catechism BY KIMBERLY BRUCE The youth catechism of the Catholic Church, commonly known as YOUCAT, is...

Test Your Catechism Knowledge

BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here's a 20-question quiz on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It contains sample questions such as: The Catechism is called “universal”...