Work and Career in the Year of St. Joseph

The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker is on May 1.

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Celebrate Black Catholic Americans

February is Black History Month in the United States, which is an opportunity to focus on Black American Catholics. (Another opportunity is Black Catholic History Month  in November.)Recently, several Catholic high school theology teachers…

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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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St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Feast Day July 14

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior, was born in 1656 in what is now upstate New York. “Tekakwitha” was her Native American name. It means “she who bumps into things”! Her feast day in the United States is…

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Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati: Growing in Holiness

Named “the man of the eight Beatitudes” by Pope John Paul II at his beatification ceremony in Rome in 1990, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati was a joy-filled man who lived only to age twenty-four, but who remains a model for bountiful love and…

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Your Patron Saint

One way to increase devotion to the saints is by developing a relationship with one particular saint—your patron saint. This exercise will help your students to choose their own patron saint.  Create a document based on the following…

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Entertaining Angels: A Film on the Life of Dorothy Day

Entertaining Angels, a 1996 film on the life of Dorothy Day, is available online free of charge. The film runs 1:51:31. The film traces Dorothy’s spiritual and religious development as she leaves her career in journalism to live a bohemian…

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Two Great Teachers of the Faith: St. Nicholas of Myra (December 6) and St. Ambrose (December 7)

As Christmas approaches, remember to tell your students not only that Santa Claus is “real,” but that the saintly figure behind the legend is even more of an inspiration than the jolly perennial visitor of mythical renown! On…

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All Saints’ Day Lesson

Here’s a refresher on the role of saints in the Church, in lieu of the coming of All Saints’ Day on November 1.

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Catholic Social Teaching and the Saints

There are many quotations from the saints and blessed on issues that speak to current justice issues. Make a copy of the following quotations for each student. Tell them 1) read the quotation; 2) write what they think it means; and 3) write about…

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