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Sunday, October 24, 2021

“Father, forgive them.” — a lesson in forgiveness

BY WOODEENE KOENIG-BRICKER  Forgiveness is a major theme in Scripture. Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, God continually forgives the people of Israel for their transgressions. However,...

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...

Peeps from Sheep: Animated video on Confession

Peeps from Sheep #4 - White as Wool from Catholics Come Home on Vimeo.

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...

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...

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...

Giving Back: Our Catholic Faith in Action

Young and old, we are called to be saints. And since we realize our true selves through acts of love, it is critical for us, as catechists, to present the path of sanctity in ways that are attractive, relevant, and concrete to children.

Respect Life Like Saint Francis

LISA A. COVINGTON Here is an activity to use to teach your students how to treat all of God's creation with respect. Scripture Reading Genesis 1:20-28 Prayer  Through the...

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.

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...