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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Glory to God in the Highest

PEG BOWMAN "GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE TO PEOPLE OF GOODWILL." We recognize this hymn as the song the angels...

Catholic I.Q. — Advent and Christmas Seasons

Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Advent and Christmas seasons. It contains sample questions such as: Jesus' first visitors were ___________. There are ___...

Prayer with My Students

Help your students memorize this simple litany. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Touch our hearts, Lord... R. Be with us Let us...

Celebrate Penance and Reconciliation with students in grades 4-6

Connie Clark I stopped going to confession when I was 15. That was the year face-to-face reconciliation arrived, and my self-conscious teenaged self didn't want...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: Our First Martyr

Share the story of St. Stephen LYNN WEHNER When reading the Acts of the Apostles, we cannot help but ask: “Could anyone be bolder than St....

Helping Teens Understand Catholic Social Teaching

Why is it so difficult to interest teens in Catholic social teaching?

The Symbols of Christmas – a 3-min. video from Catholic Central

In this short 3-minute video, the good people at Catholic Central talk about Santa (St. Nicholas), Christmas trees, and the Creche. Suitable for older...

First Penance Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

By David and Mercedes Rizzo The sacrament of Penance can be difficult for some people with special needs. This sacrament may pose a challenge for...

Why You Should Consider Making Confession Your New Year’s Resolution

MARC CARDARONELLA I have a confession to make. I have a checkered past when it comes to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. I’ve gone from...

Advent and Christmas: Light in the Darkness

"O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!" (Isaiah 2:5)