September 14, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 10



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

good gifts from the Father§ Nature Wallpapers & Nature Pictures - 144 nature small poster size wallpapers / pictures, many with scripture verses. Read more...

§ Joseph, son of Jacob coloring pages - A series of coloring pages from the Calvary Kids Page Web site on the story of Joseph (Genesis 37-45) - Read more...

§ Coloring Pages: Saints - A blog with over 50 coloring pages of saints. Read more...

§ Colorear dibujos de Religión offers coloring pages on themes related to various religions including a handful of coloring pages for christianity. Read more...

§ Coloring Pages - Blog with an extensive listing of useful coloring pages. Read more...Duomo dome

§ Church in the 21st Century Online Courses - non-credit courses for spiritual renewal and on-going faith formation. Read more...

§ Independent Study for Catechists - Series of flyers from the Archdiocese of Baltimore for catechist formation. Read more...

§ Lalemant Polyphonic - resources on polyphonic chant and on the eight holy Jesusit Martyrs of North America. Read more...

§ C.S. Lewis - dossier produced by the BBC on the program Religion & Ethics. Read more...

§ Clipart ETC: Architecture - Many of the line drawings in this collection can be useful when talking about church architecture. Read more...

§ 4marks Catholic Videos - The 4marks is a Catholic Web site that offers videos, podcasts, forums, articles, etc. Read more...

§ HLI Research is an extensive online resource center for life issues. Read more...

§ The Web site Kids' Music Town™ - Bible Children's song lyrics and sound clips. Read more...

§ An interview with Jean Vanier, the founder l'Arche communities:

The Wisdom of Tenderness from Speaking of Faith on Vimeo.


Technology and Religious Education

§ 100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images - "there are a number of sources for free images, and we’ve collected them here. So read on for 100 sources where you can find free stock images:"


Religious Education Products and Resources


§ For a review of Religious education products see The Latest Scoop.

§ The Parables of Jesus - An extensive webography of resources on New Testament paralbes including liks to commentaries, homilies, children's stories, clipart, art, posters,...

§ Small posters: The Hail Mary and the Beatitudes

Beatitudes poster
Beatitudes poster
Beatitudes poster


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:

25th Sunday - Year B26th Sunday - Year B27th Sunday - Year B


Printable Monthly Calendar

May 2009 calendar

September 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

June 2009 calendar

October 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

Words of Wisdom Posters

Saint Teresa of Jesus

It is not so essential to think much as to love much.
-St Teresa of Jesus

Saint Teresa of Lisieux

Look for Christ Our Lord in everyone and you will then have respect and reverence for all. -St Teresa of Jesus

More Word of Wisdom Posters


Scripture Cards

Download and print a sheet of four scripture cards to print, cut and give to students, catechumens, or friends .

Mt 5:14.16

Psalm 115.12a

Download larger version PDF document

Download smaller version
PDF document


Luke 11.9

John 13.34

Download PDF document

Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture Clipart Cards and Scripture Posters


Articles Online


§ The Creed: Gateway to Grace by Scott Hahn, Catholic Update, American Catholic

"The Creed is both a prayer at Catholic Mass, and a basic catechetical instruction. It's the statement of Catholic beliefs. What is a creed? Why do Catholics and other Christians need a creed? Here's a look at how the creed developed and how it is crucial for Catholics today."

§ Articles by Ron Rolheiser, Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate:

Conservatives and Liberals - We Need Both

Religious Language as Icon

Love - Illusion and Reality

Too-bruised to be touched - One of the causes of Suicide

Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Stories

For other articles by Ron Rolheiser see the Column Archive on his Web site

§ Beyond CCD: Making the most of your child’s religious education by Theresa Difato and Patricia Mitchell, The Word Among Us

"You are a conscientious Catholic parent who wants your children to learn about their faith."

§ Forgiveness: Evidence of God’s Touch, by Benedict Groeschel, CFR, and Bert Ghezzi, The Word Among Us

"Bear with one another; forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same."

§ Living under the Mystery of the Cross by Hallie Riedel - Saints & Christian Heroes - The Word Among Us

"On August 2, 1942, the German S.S. stormed a Carmelite convent in Echt, Holland, and demanded that one of its nuns, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, be handed over immediately, along with her sister Rosa."


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