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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Ambrose and the King’s Treasure

  A Story by Therese L. Salazar Illustrated by Bernadette M. Baca   Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Esdraelon there lived a young man...

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...

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...

Time for God – a reflection on the Third Commandment for middleschoolers

“Remember the sabbath day—keep it holy.” (EXODUS 20:8) BY TERENCE HEGARTY I always remember the Sabbath—mainly because my parents would never let me forget it. We...

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...

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...

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? ...

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.

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...

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”...