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Friday, September 30, 2022

Afraid of Confession? Time to Come Home

By Robyn Lee “Why are people so afraid of going to confession?” I could tell that this question resonated with my confirmation class because there were...

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEES  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

The Source and the Summit

Sharing the bold, clear teaching of the Eucharist LYNN WEHNER In the Catholic faith, few things are more clearly stated than the central teaching...

Saints & Sacraments: John Vianney, a patron for Holy Orders

BARBARA YOFFIE The humble and holy St. John Vianney is one of the most beloved priests in the history of the Catholic Church. He...

A Confirmation Boot Camp Model

SARAH REINHARD For quite a few years, I heard complaints about how confirmation classes were required and there was no way to get out of...

The Covenant of a Sacramental Marriage

Exploring this truth with teens BECKY GROTH Marriage in the Catholic Church is a covenant. However, a case can be made that many people,...

Understanding Sacraments with Poetry

Some of the most important things in our lives are things that we cannot see. Using poetry can help us grasp the invisible treasures of the Sacraments.

Old and New Testament Connections to the Priesthood

Introduce Bible-based backstories BECKY GROTH Sometimes to understand the importance of something, a little bit of backstory is necessary. To deepen our teens’ understanding...

Holy Orders: The Mission of Christ Continues

The what and why of the ministerial priesthood Christopher Klofft In announcing the advent of the kingdom of God, Jesus made sure that there would...

Confirmation: A 6-minute video from Catholic Central

The who, what, and why of the sacrament of Confirmation, told succinctly and with humor. Suitable for all ages. From the team at Catholic Central. Image...