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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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...

HOLY SPIRIT, CONFIRM IN ME… A Prayer for Confirmation candidates

JANE CASSERLY MYERS  Whether one is seven years old preparing for First Communion, or an adolescent in formation toward Confirmation, this prayer describes the constant...

Saint Costume Ideas (All Saints Day, Halloween)

Great ideas here. Some simple, some more complex.

Celebrating Saints: Luke—October 18

PATRICIA MATHSON The Gospel of Luke is sometimes called the Gospel of mercy because it includes many teachings of Jesus about God’s forgiveness and mercy....

Pope Francis adds Sunday of the Word of God to the Church calendar

On 1600th anniversary of St. Jerome's feast day, Pope Francis issued a new moto proprio titled Aperuit Illis, and invited the world's Catholics to contemplate...

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.”...

Living the Liturgical Year: The Holy Guardian Angels, October 2

Heaven Is Always at Your Side! CONNIE CLARK Firefighters and police keep you safe, right? When you see their uniforms and equipment or hear their sirens, you...

Five Ideas for Local Youth Service Missions

Connecting faith with good works BECKY GROTH Just in case we didn’t get the picture when Jesus told the parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew...

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...

The Prodigal Son revisited

LEE DANESCO It's no surprise that we all have our own favorite teaching tools. There are those who like to keep the instructional spotlight on...