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Friday, August 23, 2019

Catechist: “I don’t know enough about this week’s topic.”

Perhaps it would be true to say, "We never will." One of the enlivening realities about our faith is that there will always be...

Parent: “I’m anxious and worried. What if I do a terrible job?”

The shaking had started in the delivery room. My baby's heart rate had slowed, and by the time the nurses wheeled me into surgery...

It’s Dangerous to Believe: A 30-min. talk by Mary Eberstadt at the Napa Institute

An informative and sobering talk given at the Napa Institute from scholar and researcher Mary Eberstadt about the state of religious freedoms, a new paganism...

Important links for WYD (World Youth Day 2019 in Panama)

Excitement builds for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama Here's what you'll need to follow the events:  WYD OFFICIAL SITES: Official World Youth Day site is here. Follow...

Parish Leader: “I can’t seem to find time for my own spiritual life.”

Hildegard of Bingen wrote that "there is nothing sadder than a drooping soul". What's needed is the "greening power" of prayer. As parish ministers,...

Pep Talks for Catholic Parents: An Introduction

When my husband heard the title of book he thought it was a great idea, until I mentioned who the author was. He...

A Catechism Update!

Pope Francis revises teaching on the death penalty to better reflect the sacred dignity of the human person — and promote a culture of life PAT...

Engage First Communion Parents

LEISA ASLINGER My first year as a catechetical leader was one of the most difficult of my life. For months, I dreaded answering the phone,...

Faith Formation Homework Doesn’t Have To Be A Chore  

BY EILEEN MORGAN Faith is not just learned, it is also practiced. Just like school, faith or religious formation involves homework. When my children were...

Pastor Transitions: Uncertainty in In-Between Times

Part 2 of a 3-part Series MARTI JEWELL We just don’t know what to do,” were the words of one faith formation director. You’ve begun moving...