Catechetical Leadership: Catechetical Resource List

Here is a list I am putting together of the most helpful resources for Catechetical Leadership. General Catechetical Information USCCB Approved list of curricula USCCB National Directory for Catechesis General Directory for Catechesis (online Vatican world wide version of USA book above) List of Church Documents on Catechesis FORMED (inc. Symbolon, Augustine Inst., small group resources, movies,…

Catechetical Leadership: On Family Faith Formation in the Parish

Click here for PDF Version The Crisis in Parish Catechesis The numbers are in, and they are not good. According to numerous studies, Christianity is losing a large number of members annually – a phenomena known as disaffiliation.[1] One report stated that 3,500 people disaffiliate every day.[2] Another concluded that “nearly one-in-five adults under age 30…

Soon We Celebrate X Mass!

Keeping the Christ in Xmas Have you ever wondered where the idea of the “Xmas” abbreviation comes from? Is it just the secular world trying to rid the culture of Christ? Maybe sometimes – but it might not be as nefarious as all that. As most Catholics are aware, “Christmas” itself is an abbreviation for…