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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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...

“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...

Catechists, the Catechism , and Courage

BY PAT GOHN Anniversaries are a great time to look back, look ahead, and count the blessings. On our 25th “silver” wedding anniversary, my husband...

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...

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...

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...

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.