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Mini-Units on Contemporary Issues

Ave Maria Press offers free  5-day mini-units that fit within several different theology courses schedules. They are also perfect for a short catechetical lesson in a parish youth ministry setting.Four of the mini-units are particularly…

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March Madness 2018: A Salute to the Loyola Chicago Ramblers

We depart from our usual salute to all the Catholic colleges qualifying for the NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness, to focus on one particular school and team: the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers who will be making their…

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Catholic Schools Week Assignment for High School Students

The annual Catholic Schools Week is scheduled for January 28 to February 3. How will you mark the occasion with your students?One idea would be for the students to write a short essay entitled “6 Benefits of a Catholic High School…

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Jim Caviezel’s Powerful Message for Young Catholics

Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of Christ, told the audience of young Catholics to “shake off their indifference” and “express their faith in public.” This presentation--just under sixteen minutes in…

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Report on Evangelization and Catechesis

At the full assembly of United States Catholic bishops this week in Baltimore, a report was presented on behalf of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis detailing issues of relevance for Catholic high schools and theology departments in…

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A World Series Ballplayer Who Makes Time for Mass

With the 2017 World Series upon us, take time to share the story of Andre Ethier, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who always makes time for Sunday Mass within a hectic season. The story is taken from Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (2nd…

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Share the Journey

In coordination with Respect Life month, the United States Catholic bishops are asking Catholics to participate in a week of prayer and action for migrants and refugees from October 7 to 13 sponsored by Catholic Relief Services. Several resources to…

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Practical Principles and Other Resources for Catechetical Sunday 2017

 Juliane Stanz and Tom East offer thirteen practical principles to guide accompaniment of youth and young adults as part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops resources for Catechetical Sunday 2017. The full article introduces…

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Updated Religious Education Resources for September

Theology teacher Charles Beach from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis keeps complies and excellent thorough newsletter of religious education resources that are appropriate and helpful to enhance a high-school theology curriculum.…

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