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New ‘Directory for Catechesis’: A timely invitation to catechetical renewal

The long-awaited "Directory for Catechesis" from the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization arrives at a most timely moment as the universal church seeks...

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Faith is a treasure of great...

Sunday Scripture readings, July 26, 2020: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 2) Rom 8:28-30 Gospel: Mt 13:44-52...

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Parables bring the kingdom of God...

Sunday Scripture readings, July 12, 2020: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Is 55:10-11 Psalm 65:10-14 2) Rom 8:18-23 Gospel: Mt 13:1-23, or 13:1-9 Parables bring the kingdom of...

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Welcoming the ordinary, recognizing the extraordinary

Sunday Scripture readings, June 28, 2020: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16 Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 2) Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 Gospel: Mt 10:37-42 Welcoming the...

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: Communion takes on...

Sunday Scripture readings, June 14, 2020 Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ 1) Dt 8:2-3, 14-16 Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 2) 1 Cor 10:16-17 Gospel: Jn 6:51-58 Communion takes...

Pentecost: Christian life begins and ends in the power of the...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 31, 2020 1) Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2) 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13 Gospel: Jn 20:19-23 Christian life begins and ends in the...

Sixth Sunday of Easter: Find comfort in Jesus’ words as Easter...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter 1) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Psalm 66: 1-7, 16, 20 2) 1 Pt 3:15-18 Gospel: Jn 14:15-21 Find comfort in Jesus'...

Fourth Sunday of Easter: We can find comfort with the Good...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter 1) Acts 2:14, 36-41 Psalm 23:1-6 2) 1 Pt 2:20-25 Gospel: Jn 10:1-10 We can find comfort with the...

Second Sunday of Easter: Seeking God’s mercy in challenging times

Sunday Scripture readings, April 19, 2020: Second Sunday of Easter 1) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 2) 1 Pt 1:3-9 Gospel: Jn 20:19-31 Seeking God's mercy in challenging...

A master visual catechist: Raphael and the Italian High Renaissance

When Raffaello di Giovanni Santi (or Sanzio), known to his friends and the world as Raphael, completed his masterpiece tondo titled "The Alba Madonna"...

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