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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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...

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...

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,...

“Study this Catechism with Passion and Perseverance.” – Benedict XVI

BY PAT GOHN The Youcat, or Youth Catechism, released in 2010 under Benedict XVI's pontificate, contained an emphatic message from the pope in the foreword: "Study this Catechism!...

The First Task of Catechesis: Knowledge of God and Our Faith

By Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND Practices for Forming the Faith in Children What can be known about the Catholic faith is as immense as the...

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Family Faith (Story-telling)

BY SUSIE LLOYD EDITOR'S NOTE: Catechists often wonder, “How much can we accomplish in one class a week?” For faith to take root, it should...

An Excerpt from Engaging the Parking Lot Parent by Sr Patricia McCormack

  Catechist magazine is please to present this excerpt from Engaging the Parking Lot Parent: A Catechist’s Guide to Fostering Parent Participation, by Sr. Patricia...

Book Reviews (Nov. 2016)

Christmas Fun Bible Activity Book by Lena Lane and Roma Bishop (Pauline Books and Media) This colorful workbook of activities will reinforce seasonal lessons about the...

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...

Parish Leader: “My home life is suffering as a result of parish ministry.”

Like the call to have a regular spiritual practice, the need to "have a life" outside of parish work is essential. It not only...