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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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.

Celebrating Saints: Francis of Assisi—October 4

Patricia Mathson Francis Bernardone lived in the town of Assisi in Italy. He was the son of a wealthy merchant and liked to party with...

Free download: Praying with the Pope, October 2018, for the mission of religious

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for October 2018 The Mission of Religious Pray for men and women in religious life to be excited about spending time with people...

Becoming a Beatitude Parish, School, and Neighborhood

The cultural norms that we see constantly glorified on TV, in movies, in popular music, and on YouTube and the internet are not making our jobs for creating a Beatitude community (culture) any easier.

We Gather To Pray: Prayers for Times of Trouble or Sadness

When tragedy strikes, Catholicism shines MARC CARDARONELLA There’s no avoiding it. No matter who you are or where you live, at some point you will have...

How Habits Help Teach Morality

Five Strategies for Thinking and Acting Morally JARED DEES With the limited time we have in religious education to teach our students morality, our focus tends...

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

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.

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEES  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

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...