The latest issue of the
Engaging Minds, Hearts, and Hands newsletter is now on line. There are several features:
A lead article on the problem of religious illiteracy that has reached to Catholic colleges and beyond. Dr. John Cavadini, Theology Department chair at the University of Notre Dame, addresses the issue with Cathy Odell.
Several practical suggestions for “Helping Teens Connect Popular Culture with Their Faith” from Michael J. Daley, teacher at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. The goal for teachers, Dailey writes, is “to call students to a level of critical engagement in all that they are encountering.”
A personal narrative by Mary Koenig-Clapp of Ursline Academy in Cincinatti that expresses her joy in teaching religion at an all-girls high school.
Also in the issue is a brief overview of the new National Curriculum Framework for Catholic High Schools and a “Save that Date” reminder for this year’s Ave Maria Press-sponsored Teacher Enrichment Day.
This link at the Ave Maria Press site will take you to all back issues of the newsletter.