Monthly Archives: January 2015

Good reflection/reminder that being “militant” and “forceful” in protecting the truth does not mean being belligerent.

Good reflection/reminder that being “militant” and “forceful” in protecting the truth does not mean being belligerent.

http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/the-church-militant-or-the-church-belligerent

#Pope Francis on the importance and role of fathers

http://www.houstoncatecheticalconnection.org/?p=680

In the catechesis during his general audience yesterday, Pope Francis spoke of the importance and role of fathers.  He warns, “the absence of the paternal figure in the life of children and the young produces lacunae and wounds that can be very serious.”

Read more at http://www.news.va/en/news/general-audience-fatherly-responsibility-and-the-s

 

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There are multiple catechetical resources that have been prepared in preparation for the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia this September on the theme “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”

There are free lesson plans for children and youth.  They can be downloaded from http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/about-the-event/catechesis/

For adults, there is a short book of catechetical material with reflection questions.  It contains 10 brief chapters that develop various themes.  This could be used by individuals, in small groups, or as the basis for an adult faith formation series.   It is available in both English and Spanish.  It can be purchased from the Archdiocesan Office of Family Life Ministry for $10. It can also be purchased from Amazon as either a paperback or an e-book.

Book in English on Amazon

Book in Spanish on Amazon