April 12, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 7



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog


§ Signs of the Christ: Sacraments of the Catholic Church - an overview of the seven sacrament from Catholics United for the Faith. pdf document

§ Resources on the Holy Spirit - helpful documents for Confirmation preparation.

§ The Beatitudes: Various resources on the beatitudes.

§ Panoramic 360° view of the Sistine Chapel

§ Passion of Christ - Art: hundreds of reproductions of artwork and photos related to the passion.

§ Bible Coloring Pages - hundreds of pages listed by books of the Bible.

§ Magnificat is a monthly Magazine and a resource for those who wish to pray every day with the Church.

§ Resources to Promote Vocations - From the National Office for Vocation in the UK.

Father Damien§ The History of the Catholic Church - A time-line (chart) of Church history with points of interest. pdf document

§ Father Damien - This is an article in Wikipedia on Father Damian who was canonized on October 11, 2009.

§ Archbishop Romero - 30 years Later: This website makes available a precious resource bank of materials on Archbishop Romero’s life and martyrdom.

§ Core Theology on the Papacy is a document that was prepared as a "Resource for Catechesis in Preparation for the Visit of the Holy Father to the United States"

§ Orientations: a collection of helps for prayer is a guide for those who wish some direction in praying.

§ sonntagsschule.org is a German Website that offers resources for Sunday school. Among these are a handful of very nice coloring pages.




Technology and Religious Education


§ Mixbook - Create Photo Books Online For Free

§ Big Blue Lab Calendar Maker: Create monthly calendars from your photographs. If you add text to the image before using the online calaendar maker, you can then have monthly calendars posted in your classroom that are good teaching tools.

April 2010 calendar
may 2010

Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days


Resources for feast days in February March and April:

Saint George Icon


Resources on the Sunday Readings


Background articles and commentaries, homilies, children's stories, art, clipart, videos and other resources on the Mass readings for upcoming Sundays:  


Words of Wisdom Posters

Saint John Chrysostom

Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves. Pope John Paul II

Saint Francis of Assisi

The worst prison would be a closed heart. Pope John Paul II

More Word of Wisdom Posters


Scripture Posters



Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture Clipart Cards and Wisdom of Saints Posters (New posters added)


Articles Online

§ How to plan a creative religion class by Nick Wagner, Religion Teacher's Journal

§ Practical ideas for teaching love of God & neighbor, Religion Teacher's Journal, April/May 2010

§ The Bible and History, Daniel J. Harrington, America Magazine, MARCH 14, 2005

§ Creationism and the Catechism, Joan Acker, America Magazine, DECEMBER 16, 2000

§ Four Lessons for Teaching Justice, Drew Christiansen, America Magazine, MAY 11, 2009

§ Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: Implications for Catechesis by Catherine Dooley, OP, Ph.D. pdf document

In the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [CSL] and subsequent documents,Vatican II not only offered the church a new way of celebrating sacraments, but a new way of thinking about sacraments. In this essay, I would like to consider several of these developments and their implications for catechesis.


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