I hope you join me for the final installment of my Getting Started as a Catechist Webinar series as I host a Webinar for catechists of adults on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 7:00 PM (CDT). To register, click here.
For your convenience, here is a note-taking sheet for this Webinar.
I just finished listening to the first Adult Catechesis and found it very interesting and informative. A book that I have recently read three times and has not onlyy delighted me but stirred me with a great deal of hope, is “Why Stay Catholic: Unexpected answers to a Life-Changing Question ” by Michael Leach. Its honesty and capacity to lift up the essentials of our faith as a living, transforming, experiential relationship with the Lord found in the Gospel is a powerful source guidance and healing in this age when the Institutional dimension of the Church, the People of God, has inflicted so much damage, to the Body of Christ. Leach’s writes with wit, poetic sacramentality, and ultimately with the most important quality of all – love. The book may be a bit “too much out of the box” for those just being introduced to Catholicism. But for me it is such a breath of fresh air helping to clear the dusty, musty corridors we find in much of the Institutional part of the Church – that it may help “new” Catholics not waste energy trying to defend that part of the “Church” and always help people celebrate the magnificent essentials of who we are and what we are all about.
Thanks Gene. I agree about Mike Leach’s book…a very nice read. Probably best for returning Catholics rather than newbies!