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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Tips from Around the Web

  FROM THE RELIGION TEACHER: Middle and high school students ought to know about the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This lesson plan teaches them 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...