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Catechism 101 – Lesson 8: Scripture – Interpretation

To view more Catechism 101 lesson plans, go to the Catechism 101 archive.   Reading Material: Catechism of the Catholic Church 109-119 Objective: Students will understand the nature and importance of the Church’s role in interpreting Scripture. Main Ideas: When reading Scripture, the reader must discover the author’s intention in order to understand what God reveals…

Catechism 101 – Lesson 7: Scripture – Inspiration

To view more Catechism 101 lesson plans, go to the Catechism 101 archive. Reading Material: Catechism of the Catholic Church 101-108 Objective: Students will understand the inspired nature of Scripture and the process of inspiration. Main Ideas:  Jesus is THE Word of God. All of Scripture, also called the Word of God, is oriented toward Jesus.…

Catechism 101 – Lesson 6: Transmission of Revelation

To view more Catechism 101 lesson plans, go to the Catechism 101 archive. Reading Material: Catechism of the Catholic Church 74-100 Objective: Students will understand and appreciate the different ways Divine Revelation is transmitted to us. Main Ideas: Divine Revelation is transmitted through Sacred Scripture, Apostolic Tradition and the Church’s Magesterium. All three of these sources…

Catechism 101 – Lesson 5: Revelation in Jesus

To view more Catechism 101 lesson plans, go to the Catechism 101 archive. Reading Material: Catechism of the Catholic Church 65-67; 73 Objective: Students will understand the significance of God’s revelation of himself through Jesus. Main Ideas: Jesus is the Word of God. He is the perfect and final revelation. Christianity is the new and…

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Catholic Categories Game

Have you ever played “Scattergories”? This works the same way, but has lists of Catholic categories. It’s not only something both fun and faith-centered, but is also a great way for your kids to brush up on what they know about these categories and learn new things as well. Catholic Categories currently includes two category…

Introducing Catechism 101 Lesson Plans!

I’m happy to share my newest project with you all: Catechism 101 (free) Lesson Plans! Catechism 101 Lesson Plans will go through the Catechism of the Catholic Church section by section, providing activity ideas and resources for a variety of age groups (6-8, 9-11, 11-13). The activities for ages 11-13 could also be used with…

Prayer Journal for Kids!

OK – here’s the prayer journal for kids! I hope you like it. I found out on short notice that I have to travel for a few days, so it might be a little while before I post again… In the meantime, download this prayer journal for your kids and don’t forget to check out…

Coming Soon: Catechetical Resources

One thing that has always amazed me about God is how versatile he is. He can fill the hearts of people living a poor, simple life. They don’t need an education to know God exists – they experience him in the simplicity of their daily lives. They know that he is truth, goodness and love,…

What Catholics Can Learn from Our Protestant Brethren

I am a staunch Catholic and I love my faith. I believe the Pope is infallible. I believe Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. I pray to (but don’t worship!) Mary. I talk to the Saints. I believe purgatory exists… I believe all the Catholic “stuff”. That being said, there are various things I…

Spoiler Alert! The Pope is Catholic!

For months, the media has been spinning an exciting drama based on the odds of Pope Francis changing essential Church teachings. I have a surprise for them: Pope Francis is Catholic. No essential teachings are about to change. We might come to recognize more and more, however, how little the secular media really knows about…