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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Books We Recommend

The Wolf and the Shield by Sherry Weaver Smith (Pauline Books & Media) In ancient Ireland, eleven-yearold Kieran struggles to find his way in...

Recommended: The Parish Emergency Kit + supplement on the abuse crisis

We never know when a tragedy might strike us locally, nationally, or globally. It might be the horror of a nearby school shooting, or...

Teacher: “I don’t know how to handle student conflicts or fights.”

Sometimes we are at odds with others-and so are our students. As Catholic educators, we might not want to call it "fighting"; that goes...

An excerpt from The Way of Catechesis, by Gerard F. Baumbach

Looking Back 50 Years (or so) at the Documents that Guide Our Ministry An excerpt from The Way of Catechesis By Gerard F. Baumbach Five decades is...

Forgiveness: Asked and Offered — Excerpt from Finding Your Spiritual Direction as a Catechist

An excerpt from Finding Your Spiritual Direction as a Catechist By William B. Miller Chapter 7: Forgiveness If you were to ask a dozen people to give...

Catechist: “I don’t know all the answers. Why did I say yes?”

A bishop new to his diocese visited the oldest priest in the the diocese and asked him, "What has helped you to stay faithful...

Car Talk: Great questions for parents to share with children before and after Mass

An excerpt from Our Catholic Family Before-Mass Car Talk Use the time in the car before Mass to “prime the pump” so that the family will...

Parent: “Will they remember everything I taught them?”

Every day after the kids left for school, my mom sat on the edge of her bed and said her prayers using a little...

dotcom for Catechists: Using Technology in the Classroom

We live in a world where the majority of our students are already connected to online technology through mobile devices—wherever they are. As catechists, our challenge is to incorporate technology and media with catechesis so that it makes sense and enhances learning.

Catechist: “I’m discouraged. They’re not in church on Sunday.”

Often we might hear our youngsters say, "We don't go to Mass on Sunday." This challenges us to a precarious balance: to not respond...