September 15, 2008 - Volume 1, Number 10



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

§ HOPE Movie - This UK Web site offers a short film in 8 parts on hope. Its aim is “to reconnect people with God and to offer them hope for the future.” Read More...

§ Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship - a production of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, aims at providing resources and information to help develop political responsibility at all levels of society. Read More...

§ nunblog - Visit the blog of a Daughter of St. Paul for over thirty years.

§ Biblical Basics on Justice - a concise document outlining the biblical foundation of Christian social justice principles in both the Old and the New Testament. Read More...

Coloring Pages and Puzzles - is the Web site of Professor Nunzio Rubino who the Catholic Faith in a Primary school in Italy. This is not the most visually attractive nor technically elaborate Web production, but it contains a large amount of useful resources for catechists. Read More...

Giraffe Heroes

§ Giraffe Heroes Project - "Giraffe Heroes are people who stick their necks out for the common good. The nonprofit Giraffe Heroes Project tells their stories on podiums, in materials for schools and in the media." Read More...

Mary of Nazareth§ Mary of Nazareth - The Web site Mary of Nazareth is the fruit of the the "Mary of Nazareth" Project:

"The essential mission of the "Marie de Nazareth" Association is to offer the possibility of making a personal encounter with the Blessed Mother, who leads us to Jesus Christ. Read More...

§  Models of the Church - Resources on the "Models of the Church" as described by Cardianl Avery Dulles in his book by the same name.

Social Justice Resources

§ FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.


§ Principles of Catholic Social Justice Teaching: Lesson Plans - The Web site of the Archdiocese of Seattle offers a series of lesson plans by levels (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, and Secondary) on the principles of Catholic social teaching. Read More...


Technology and Religious Education

New Testament Greek Tutorial

§ Mastering NT Greek - Dr. Ted Hildebrandt, a professor in the Biblical Studies Department at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts has created and made available online an animated tutorial with audio instructions for those who wish to learn New Testament Greek. Read More...


Resources on the Sunday and Daily Readings


Words of Wisdom Posters


If the only prayer you say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice -- Meister Eckart  


A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one -- Saint Philip Neri

Also see scripture 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
Religious Education
Youth Ministry
Software for Religious Education
Publishers and Suppliers


Articles Online

§ Symbols of the Evangelists by Jeanne Heiberg, Catechist Magazine, October 2006

With Symbol Talk you can help your students understand the meaning of Christian symbols through discussion, craftmaking, and prayer.


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