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Monday, March 25, 2019

Celebrating Saints–Katherine Drexel–March 3rd

Katharine Drexel PATRICIA MATHSON Katharine Drexel was a wealthy heiress from Philadelphia who used all her money to help victims of discrimination in the southern...

Effective Teaching: Encouraging the Three Pillars of Lent at Home

With inspiration from St. Augustine JARED DEES St. Augustine once described Lent in a sermon as “the epitome of our whole life.” It allows Christians to make...

A Parable of Forgiveness

The Prodigal Returns BY LYNN WEHNER Soon we will come face-to-face with Lent, a season marked by prayer, penance, and the call to return to God....

A Lot To Offer: a recap of the recent Synod

A look at the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment KATIE PREJEAN McGRADY I was in the midst of changing my four-month-old daughter’s...

A Different Kind of Prayer Journal

CONNIE CLARK Prayer journals are great faith formation tools, but many students see writing as a chore. And those blank journal pages can overwhelm even...

Catholic I.Q. — Catechesis and Catechists

Fun facts about our mission DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on catechesis and catechists. It contains sample questions such as: The word catechesis literally means...

Effective Teaching: Practicing the Works of Mercy Right in the Classroom

Reflecting, acting, and praying with mercy JARED DEES Jesus said, “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13).  Many...

Prayer Puzzles

Help children memorize common prayers SARA JONCKHEERE Memorized prayer has an important place in our Catholic faith, but memorization can be a challenge for students, especially...

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...

Celebrating Saints: Francisco and Jacinta Marto—February 20th

PATRICIA MATHSON One day three children were watching their family’s sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Francisco Marto was 9 years old; his sister Jacinta was 7,...