Mass Dispensations and Other Mass Related Issues!

Many Catholics have been “dispensed” from the Sunday Mass obligation during the time of the Covid pandemic. What does canon law teach about such dispensations? Share church teaching on the subject with your students.Also, ask:What…

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Reintroducing the Engaging Faith Blog

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How Do You Plan and Record Your Lessons?

Hello Teachers! Happy July! Ave Maria Press is always looking for ways to offer helpful teaching approaches delivered in an easy-to-use manner. In that spirit, would you mind answering the following questions:How do you plan weekly and daily…

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A Mini-Course on Religious Liberty

Ave Maria Press offers a five-day, free mini-unit called Religious Liberty and Catholicism in the United States. Developed in 2012, it timeless topics that fit over a five day period. Through the sharing of materials digitally, the course can also…

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Twilight Zone Reflection on the Narrow Gate

“Jesus said to his disciples: 'Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces. Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the Law and…

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Reflections on Family, Religious Life, and Death

       Sadly, the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, the crypt church, Fr. David Scheidler, CSC, passed away recently. He was a young man of 55 years old, a dynamic preacher, and a dorm chaplain at Notre…

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National Flags in Catholic Churches

With Flag Day in the United States celebrated on June 14, it’s a good opportunity to consider the placement of national flags in Catholic churches. Is an American flag displayed in your church? If so, where?Surprisingly, the United States…

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Prayer to Your Guardian Angel

One of the first prayers your students learned in their Catholic education was probably the prayer to their Guardian Angel:Angel of GodMy guardian dearTo Whom His love Commits me here Ever this day Be at my side To light and guard To rule…

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Graduation Gift from Lou Holtz

If parents, grandparents, or school administrators are looking for a valuable and inspiring gift for graduates in this semester in which celebrations have been curtailed or cancelled, you might share a book written especially for graduates, Three…

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Videos to Accompany the USCCB High School Framework

Gary Sullivan, theology department chairperson at Damien High School in Pomona, California, has prepared a set of videos to accompany topics and protocol points for all six required courses and all five electives of the USCCB curriculum framework.…

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