Pop-Up Catechesis: The Sixth Commandment and Relationships

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

Take a moment to complete the following simple word analogies.

Hot is to cold as up is to ___________.

North is to south as east is to ___________.

Good is to bad as small is to ___________.

Those were easy! (The answers, of course, are down, west, and large.) Analogies are all about relationships between words. The Sixth Commandment, “You shall not commit adultery,” teaches us about relationships, not between words, but between people. Just as some words go together and cannot be separated, men and women are joined together in marriage, a relationship that must be respected. The Sixth Commandment teaches us to respect relationships and especially to protect the relationship between a man and a woman in marriage. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we look more closely at the Sixth Commandment.

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About Joe Paprocki 2681 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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