After Denise Raso’s nephew, Jared, came to live with her at when he was 2, she set out to find a religious education program that could accommodate his autism.
Edmundo Reyes is determined to change your perception of the Catechism. In his view, it’s more than just a thick book that explains the ins and outs of the Catholic faith.
At St. Nicholas of Tolentine’s, at least 200 educators, from parish religious education directors to Catholic school teachers, gathered for a literal and spiritual feeding in the parish hall. They engaged in dinner conversation about their religious education programs, while listening a discussion about how to better lead their classes as catechists.
Dear Editor: The headline (“Styrofoam as a Sin May Be Looming,” Jan. 18) and opening paragraphs of this story are beneath the dignity of The Tablet. I’m thankful that I read through to the inner pages where you finally got serious about the critically important theological reflection about our responsibility for stewardship of God’s creation.
A new version of the three Rs is “reduce, reuse and recycle.” And, actually, failure to do those things may constitute a sin in the future. That’s because in November, Pope Francis announced the possibility of adding “ecological sins” to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
JOHN PAUL II called the Extraordinary Synod of 1985 to assess what had gone right and what had gone wrong in two decades of implementing the Second Vatican Council. In Vaticanese, it was styled “extraordinary” because it fell outside the normal sequence of synods. But Synod-1985 was extraordinary in the ordinary sense of the word, too.