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Sunday by Sunday Formation of Catechumens
The catechumenate is animated by trust. Seekers have to trust in new, barely-rooted faith. Seekers also need to have trust in parish ministers, who will to guide them on the way. Parish ministers need ...
A Faith Formation Guide
Alison Mearns Benders
In 2018, for the first time in nearly forty years, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published a pastoral letter against racism. Open Wide Our Hearts is a call to a humble and ex ...
Liturgical Formation in the RCIA
Timothy P. O'Malley
RCIA teams often struggle with getting catechumens and candidates to participate regularly in the church's liturgy. Those who do often feel bored or confused, or they see it as a nice tradition or an ...
The publication of Laudato Sí—a papal encyclical on a defining issue of our times-was a moment of great importance for Catholics and for the world. Now Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam, one of the church's to ...
The Core Content for RCIA Formation
If, as Pope Francis says, the church is a field hospital, then what does it mean to care for the wounded and heal the wounds? What would we do first? Indeed, God sends all of us—especially catechists ...
RCIA in the Midst of the Community
We all agree that the community needs to be involved in the RCIA. So we make bulletin and Mass announcements explaining the rites and the RCIA process, hoping the parishioners will "get" their respons ...
Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples
We all know that a one-size-fits-all approach to RCIA catechumenate formation doesn't work. But until now, many of us were stumped trying to find a viable alternative. Seek the Living God: Five RCIA I ...
How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic
Jordan Denari Duffner
Why should Christians engage in interfaith dialogue with Muslims? Does Islam have anything to offer Christians? What is Islamophobia, and what should we do about it?These are just some of the question ...
A Field Guide to Collaborations in Church
Transcending Generations is a guide for church leaders seeking to communicate and collaborate with adults of all ages—beyond generations. In this new guide to being and doing church, sociologist and c ...
Wisdom for the Next Stage of Life
Christine M. Fletcher
Saint Benedict for Boomers is based on the idea that no one can retire from being a Christian; we are to love God and our neighbor throughout our life. And it recognizes that aging presents us with ch ...
What We Face, What We Can Do
Louis J. Cameli; Afterword by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
In this challenging but hopeful new book, Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do, Fr. Louis J. Cameli renders a carefully composed portrait of the church in North America today. Drawing o ...
Hospitality was a hallmark of the ancient Mediterranean world and, according to St. Paul, is among the characteristics to be found in the Body of Christ, the church. True hospitality begins with the ...
Thomas D. Sauline
When parents find themselves alone after their children move out of the house—or when anyone's loved one moves out of the home—they may experience a very real sense of loneliness, lack of purpose, and ...
A Faith Formation Guide
Julie Hanlon Rubio
This guide is designed to help readers work through Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation by providing necessary context (or "back story"), highlight key points ("front story"), suggestions for prayer, ...
Jerome Kodell, OSB
A fiery preacher and humble servant to the coming kingdom of God, John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. Three gospel passages capture his message and its meaning and invite us to make way for J ...