Looking for the Nones

Bishop Robert Barron delivered the keynote lecture at the Cultures of Formation conference hosted by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame. The lecture is just over one hour in length. It is worth your time to hear Bishop Barron…

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Reflections on Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives by Leonard J. DeLorenzo

Catholic adolescents are no different than Catholic adults: Both groups of Catholics often find it difficult to tell their own personal stories of faiths. Leonard DeLorenzo has taught thousands of teens and young adults to think about and share…

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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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Disney’s Version of the Ave Maria

An interesting piece of information you may wish to share with your students is Walt Disney's inclusion of Schubert's classic Ave Maria in the full-length animated motion picture Fantasia.The idea of a popular, secular film containing…

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Dialoguing Principles

Small group and full classroom discussions encourage sharing among your students. Though each lesson and activity uses slightly different dialogue techniques, some general methodological principles apply to all of them. The following principles,…

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How Do Your Students Learn?

This interesting cartoon provides some food-for-thought on assessing the way students learn.

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New Book for Catholic High School Theology Teachers

Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist chronicles the story of a freshman theology teacher at a Catholic high school in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Brimming with good humor and constant hope, the book demonstrates the practical side of…

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How Catholic Schools Can Address the Sinful Nature of Bullying

Over the last few decades, there has fortunately arisen a greater awareness of the scourge of bullying within school settings throughout the United States. To be clear, the awareness is the fortunate aspect, while…

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Theology Teacher Resource: RelEdNewsletter

Mr. Charles Beech, a theology teacher at Christian Brothers High School in St. Louis, prepares RelEdNewsletter a monthly update of lessons, resources, and activities that are a very helpful supplement to a theology teacher's library. You can…

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Various Retreat Models for Catholic High Schools

As you probably know from your own personal retreat experiences, there are many different ways to “retreat” with teens who are participating in a Confirmation, youth ministry, or campus ministry retreat. However, depending on the group…

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