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Saturday, April 20, 2019

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Free download: Praying with the Pope in February for an end to corruption

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2018 Say “No” to Corruption  Pray that people with power have the strength to make good choices   Here's a great prayer...

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...