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Saturday, January 23, 2021

A Real Steal

“You shall not steal.” (EXODUS 20:15) TERENCE HEGARTY “See, I told you it would be easy!” you heard Lee say. She startled you because you couldn’t...

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.

“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,...

Peeps from Sheep: Animated video on Confession

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...