September 1, 2008 - Volume 1, Number 9



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog


§ The Archdiocese of Brisbane has a beautifully presented section called Faith and Spirituality. Each of a number of topics is covered succinctly and would be useful for presentation of Catholic beliefs to non-Catholics interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church. As well, each section provides a few links to other online good online resources for further reading. Read More...

§ Guidelines: Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis - Two documents have recently been published by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age and Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living: Guidelines for Curriculum Design and Publication. Read More...

§ Pflaum has prayer services for students, teachers, and catechists - including leaders' guides and student handouts. These are freely available on their Web site.

§ Glossary of Catholic Terms - The Web site of the Archdiocese of St. Louis offers a useful glossary of expressions used in the Catholic Church. There are 221 entries in the glossary listed in alphabetical order. Read More...

Conversion of Saint PaulThe Pauline Year

§ To mark this year, the Vatican Web site has prepared an extensive section. Read More...

§ The Liturgy Office of England and Wales is making available on it's Web site a series of leaflets offering "a brief introduction to the letters of St Paul as heard at Sunday Mass. They are intended both for readers and members of the liturgical assembly to help them appreciate the context of the second reading and encourage a greater familiarity with St Paul’s writings. Read More...


Other Resources


§ Bible Images and Photos offers a large collection of excellent clipart and photos. Read More...

§ The Web site Christian Symbols offers a large collection of clipart of various symbols. Read More...

§ The Radiant Light Web site presents twenty exhibitions of paintings by Elizabeth Wang. Each painting has a title and commentary written by the artist, and some also have a quotation from the Bible. Some of these can be downloaded and used freely "for use all around the world for non-commercial use such as evangelisation and catechesis". Read More...

§ Religious Book Search and Preview - Google has developed a new online tool called “Google Book Search”. As the title of this tool suggests, it allows you to locate books through a sophisticated search engine. One of the nice features of this tool is that, in many cases, you can preview parts of the books you locate. Publishers have given Google permission to make available several pages or chapters of books so that one can explore their content before deciding whether or not to buy them. Also available on this site are full downloadable versions of some books for which the copyright has expired. Read More...


Technology and Religious Education


§ Schoolhouse Widgets - Schoolhouse Widgets Blog offers a variety of re-usable widgets and javascripts for teachers. Several of these have Christian themes and allow teachers to integrate rich resources in their personal or school website without too much effort. Read More...


Resources on the Sunday Readings


September 14
Exaltation of the Cross

Cerezo Clipart
Crossword Puzzle
Living Space


Word of Wisdom Posters


Saint John of the Cross

At the end of life, we shall be judged by love. -- Saint John of the Cross

Saint Anthony

Do something good for someone you like least today -- Saint Anthony

See more Bible Posters


Other Useful Resources Online


The Resources for Catholic Educators Web site offers extensive resources on the following topics:

Back to School Resources for Teachers
Lesson Plans Links
Lesson Plans
Coloring Pages
Crosswords and Puzzles

Newly added: Bible Poster - New Testament Various 1 - Bible Poster - New Testament Various 2

Religious Education
Youth Ministry
Software for Religious Education
Publishers and Suppliers


Articles Online


§ Year of Saint Paul

catholic UpdatesIntroducing St. Paul the Apostle: His Life and His Mission by Ronald D. Witherup, S.S., Catholic Update ©2008 | American Catholic

Scripture From Scratch - Archive | American Catholic:

Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians, Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan
Paul's Letter to the Romans, Raymond F. Collins
Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians, Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, O.P
The Letter to the Ephesians, Ronald, D. Witherup, S.S.

Who was Saint Paul? by Peter Edmonds SJ in Thinking Faith - the online journal of the British Jesuits

"...who was this man from Tarsus who influenced the course of Christianity more than probably any other saint?  Peter Edmonds SJ introduces the ‘Thirteenth Apostle’ and his writings in the first of a special Thinking Faith series for this ‘Pauline Year’."

The Long Road to Damascus, by Bishop John Arnold in Thinking Faith - the online journal of the British Jesuits

"The Year of St Paul calls us to reflect on all aspects of the life and work of the Pharisee who became one of the most influential writers in the early church. Bishop John Arnold describes St Paul’s conversion as a long journey in faith, rather than a singular event on the road to Damascus, and looks at what we can learn from this journey, in the second of a series of articles to mark the Pauline Year on Thinking Faith."

Paul Apostle of Christ Jesus by Paul Thigpen, Ph.D. in Our Sunday Visitor

Who was this man who turned the world upside down?

Epistle to Romans contains Paul's theological legacy by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J in The Catholic Register

In exploring the Apostle Paul in this jubilee year dedicated to him, we begin with Paul’s great synthesis of his missionary theology, the Epistle to the Romans.

9 ways to celebrate Saint Paul’s birthday in Team RCIA


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