Nostalgia, which looks back to a particular point in the past with longing for its return – no matter what point in the past it might be – is counter-productive at best and idolatrous at worst. An authentic faith, even and especially one grounded in a transcendent hope, must be lived in the present. A helpful reflection and reminder can be found at:
A powerful reflection on how family life is a privileged locus of communion with God and growth in the spiritual life.
This reflection by a convert to Catholicism can be a helpful starting point for those who have been Catholic all their lives to begin to understand how an adequate formation in the faith means much more that merely coming to knowledge about Catholic doctrine. It is a way of seeing and being in the world. As those involved in the ministries of evangelization and catechesis, we have a responsibility to keep these in mind.
Those who minister to others have a responsibility to tend to their own spiritual lives in order to be effective ministers. Our friends at Loyola Press have some suggestions about how to do that.
Noted Catholic blogger Margaret Felice reflects on what the post-Holocaust reflections of German theologian Johann Metz might mean for us as Catholic Americans after the events this past weekend in Charlottesville. http://margaretfelice.com/2017/08/16/some-theology-after-charlottesville/
The OEC joins the many voices of those raising prayers to God for all those affected by the attack in Barcelona today.
The statement of the USCCB can be found at https://twitter.com/USCCB/status/898292975708581888/photo/1
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If you have not been trained on the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s new curriculum for grades 1-5, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . The new curriculum applies the newest learning techniques and assesses the learner’s knowledge. To date we have held three training sessions for Parish Catechetical Leaders and three catechist training sessions for those who use OSV and Loyola parish books. The curriculum stems from the Archdioceses’ Catechetical Framework and six tasks of catechesis from the Catholic Church’s catechetical documents. Become familiar with the Four Big Ideas that will stretch across all phases of faith formation throughout the life cycle. Email us at email@example.com or ask your DRE.
The recent revision of this document, developed by the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was approved by the full body of the USCCB at their June meeting. View full text at http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/policies/guidelines-sacraments-persons-with-disabilities.cfm or download a pdf version at http://www.archgh.org/media/5921/ca072117guidelines.pdf.