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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Catholic I.Q. Quiz – Sacraments 101

BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here's a 20-question quiz on the sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: How often can a person receive Holy Communion? ...

Forgive and Forget

We confess because of what Jesus said. SUSIE LLOYD You know you’re a Catholic geek when you not only have a favorite sacrament, but you also...

Saints & Sacraments: Pio of Pietrelcina

BARBARA YOFFIE A patron saint for Penance and Reconciliation Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, was a popular Franciscan priest and beloved confessor. His...

Yes, Jesus is in the Eucharist!

PEG HOBLIN Just when I think I have run out of ideas for teaching the Catholic faith with the use of everyday things and life...

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...

Meet the Gaze of Jesus

An unlikely apostle SUSIE LLOYD Picture this. Five rich men are seated in a dark room around a table. We can see all of...

Teaching About the Sacrament of the Sick

Catechize with Scripture, signs, prayers, and experiences JEANNE HUNT Anointing of the Sick is a very positive encounter with our God of hope. God is a...

Saints & Sacraments: St. Maximilian Kolbe, a patron for the Sacrament of Anointing of...

BARBARA YOFFIE Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan priest and missionary. His great love for the Blessed Virgin Mary inspired his work and spirituality. During...

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...

Don’t Go!

The Spirit comes to stay SUSIE LLOYD A while back, I knew a group of ladies at church who couldn’t let go of their priest, despite...