The extent of my religious education: ‘Love God, draw a rainbow’

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber: "Students should be able to articulate the answers to three questions when they leave your school: 'Why do I believe in God?' 'Why do I believe in Jesus Christ?' 'Why do I believe in the Catholic Church?'"

The following is by Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ: As we begin the new school year, I'd like to recognize the principals and presidents of our Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Catholic educators have a unique role in one of the primary missions of the Church: To form missionary disciples. You will be a success if your students leave your school — and your classroom … [Read more...]

Best selling Catholic book worldwide?

New Youth Catechism The following comes from a February 23 story by the Catholic News Agency The co-creator of the Church’s catechism for young people has revealed that it's now the top selling Catholic book in the world. “The latest figures show that Youcat has sold 1.7 million copies worldwide. It’s been a great success in nearly every country where it has been … [Read more...]

“The proper posture is standing”

Oakland bishop provides detailed instructions on receiving Holy Communion in his diocese (The following undated “Instructions on Receiving Communion Properly” by Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone have been posed on the website of the diocesan Office of Worship.) All Catholics, before receiving Communion, are to be free from serious sin and fast from all food and drink … [Read more...]

“Complete conformity with the Catechism”

Among guidelines for Year of Faith, CDF wants dioceses to assess quality of “local catechisms and various catechetical supplements” By David Kerr Vatican City, Jan 5, 2012 (CNA/EWTN News) -- The Vatican issued guidelines Jan. 5 for how the Church at all levels should celebrate the Year of Faith, which starts in October. A summary of the guideline document, which was … [Read more...]