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Sunday, April 18, 2021

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.

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.”...

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...

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...

Forgiving the Debtor Releases Both of You – (2-min. video)

Franciscan Media offers this short 2-minute testimony of an adult woman sharing about the profound benefits of forgiveness. Suitable for teens and adults. Image courtesy...

Freedom of Religion explained in 90-seconds

A short, 90-second video clip from the Real Life Catholic TV series with Chris Stefanick. A very good summary on religious freedom, suitable for all...

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...

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.

Fr. Mike Schmitz on the Woman Woman movie and a Christian’s call to heroism

Suitable for high school age and older.

Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...