I Got Mine!

I received my copies of two new and important catechetical resources: the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) and YOUCAT, the new Catechism for Youth. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament. YOUCAT is a catechism especially designed for young people, offering a contemporary explanation of the Catholic faith, with a foreward by Pope Benedict XVI. […]

New Edition of Catholic Youth Bible

From time to time, people ask me about Bibles to use with young people. Here’s a review of the new edition of the Catholic Youth Bible from Brigid Wolff, the Coordinator of the Chicago Catholic Scripture School. A new edition of The Catholic Youth Bible has been released and is now available for purchase for $26.95 in paperback. This edition uses the New American Bible (NAB) rather than the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of […]

Great Web Site…Check it Out

Many people find God at church on Sunday, but finding God the other six days of the week can be a puzzle.  Other6.com, a new Web site from Loyola Press that goes live on March 19, encourages people to interact with others online as they describe where they have found God in their day and where they need to find God in their day. The new Web site is essentially a way for people to […]

Of Interest to Catechists

Here are a few tidbits of information that may be of interest to you: Today, April 21, 2009, is Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah. This is a good opportunity to teach about interreligious dialogue. Tomorrow, April 22, 2009, is Earth Day. This is a good opportunity to teach about the Catholic Social Teaching of caring for God’s creation. If you have access to a laptop and an LCD projector in your classroom, you’ll want to […]

Sin – Like Gravity – is a Downer

The Catholic New World, the Chicago archdiocesan newspaper, is featuring an article that I’ve written titled Sin, Like Gravity, is a Downer. This is the first in a series of articles for a feature they call Finding Grace in which I will be exploring the seven deadly sins and the virtues that we can rely on to overcome them. Enjoy!