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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Eight Assignments for the Study of the Church

Here are eight links with short assignments designed to accompany a student through a study of the Church and Church history:Read the first two chapters of Lumen Gentium. Note ten important statements about the Church from your reading. Report…

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Life Issues in the Time of the Coronavirus

The response to the Coronavirus worldwide opens up discussion on several life issues.For example, while most states have prohibited all but essential work outside of the home and asked hospitals and surgery centers to postpone all elective medical…

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Plenary Indulgences During the Time of the Coronavirus

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes an indulgence as “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain…

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Resources from OBD Films

A message from ODB Films:Now is a great time to create your free account at odbfilms.com to watch dozens of our projects, including: award-winning dramas,entertaining theology and catechesis,moving testimonies,music videos,comedy…

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Spiritual Fasting from Holy Communion

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois offers a unique perspective for those who are unable to participate in the celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Share his video reflection with your students. The quotation Bishop…

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