Good reflection/reminder that being “militant” and “forceful” in protecting the truth does not mean being belligerent.
During this year dedicated to consecrated life, here is a nice, short, and free resource on the history of consecrated life that can help in your catechetical programs.
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.”
On this Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, a good introduction to the history of his thought
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.
At daily mass today, on the occasion of the Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus, the pope – taking inspiration from the first letter to Timothy that mentions his mother and grandmother by name – spoke of the primary and indispensable role of women in handing on the faith.
What is the Kingdom of God? Ask Fr. Barron.
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