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Monday, October 25, 2021

Character Formation: The Foundation for Living the Beatitudes

Did you know that in order for a GPS to tell you where you are, it needs no fewer than three satellites to get a "fix" on your location? Christian morality isn't too different.

A Family Together: Overcoming Temptation

Temptations can make our straight paths hard to navigate. But we can avoid temptations and stand firm for what we know is right by being alert from step to step.

Forward Pass for Values

Helping your students think critically about Super Bowl advertising and the halftime show can lead to a fruitful discussion about Christian values.

Teaching Service in the Year of Faith

Many people live “cafeteria style” lives, self-service only. Catholics try to live life like Jesus, who “did not come to be served but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). The Year of Faith is a perfect time to explore this calling.

Promoting Life: Teaching the Fifth Commandment

Although it is important that our students learn the acts that violate the Fifth Commandment, it also is essential that they develop a reverence for life from its beginning until its natural end. We must help them find ways to affirm life as sacred at every stage and every age.

CATECHIST INDEPTH Catechesis and the Domestic Church

Forgiveness in the Domestic Church

Explore the “Why” Behind the Commandments

The Christian Life Needs us to Address the "whys" of Morality BECKY GROTH There’s a difference between a nice person and a moral person. I’m sure...

T.H.I.N.K. Before Posting, Texting, Snapping, or Viewing

A lesson plan on media mindfulness SR. NANCY USSELMANN, FSP With children as young as six years old today accessing the internet through smartphones, catechists and teachers...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."  – Luke 22:40 People, by...

Missionary Childhood Association and Catechist featured on Catholic TV

Thank you to Maureen Crowley Heil, who recently penned an article for Catechist on "Children on Mission." Maureen shared Catechist magazine in her recent interview about...