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Sunday, July 3, 2022

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...

“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!...

You Have One Job

How to lead students to an encounter with Christ in class JARED DEES “You had one job” — a popular phrase and Internet meme that points...

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...

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...

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? ...

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...

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...

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...