Pope Francis: I establish the lay ministry of Catechist

Apostolic Letter issued “Motu Proprio” by the Supreme Pontiff Francis Antiquum ministerium, instituting the ministry of catechist, 10 May 2021 Francis Motu Proprio [ DE  – EN  – ES  – FR  – IT  – PL  – PT ] APOSTOLIC LETTER ISSUED “MOTU PROPRIO” BY THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS “ANTIQUUM MINISTERIUM” INSTITUTING THE MINISTRY OF CATECHIST   1. The ministry of Catechist in the Church is an ancient one. Theologians commonly hold that the first examples are already present in the writings of the New Testament. The service of catechesis may be traced back to those “teachers” mentioned by the Apostle in writing to the community of Corinth: “Some people God has designated in the Church to be, first, apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then, mighty deeds; then, gifts of healing, assistance, administration, and varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work mighty deeds? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But I shall show you a still more excellent way” (1 Cor 12:28-31). Saint Luke begins his Gospel by stating: “I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus, so...

Education in love: affectivity and sexuality. How to accompany young people

 One of the objectives indicated in the programming of the Youth Ministry Sector in the field of personal accompaniment is to train educators in the development and maturation of the affective and emotional world of young people. To this end, a four-phase path has been designed. In the first place, this theme was addressed and debated in the regional meetings of the Provincial Delegates for Youth Ministry. Their contributions and their open reflections, after a preliminary questionnaire, made it possible to collect clues for a deeper reading of the issue in each Salesian Region and, at the same time, they showed the need to delve deeper into this field. Those challenges of young people that require greater preparation and formation on the part of educators were also studied. In a second phase, the Youth Ministry Sector has designed three Webinars that respond to the needs of the Provinces. The themes are aimed at: sharing the pastoral and moral keys for the affective-sexual education of young people; thinking of educational criteria with reference to the focus on sexual diversity; finally, interpreting vulnerability, an essential characteristic of all minors. Thirdly, some good practices, aids and projects already existing in the Salesian educative-pastoral communities...

Preview Videos: TAN Academy New Theology Curriculum – Formed in Christ

Preview Sample Video Lectures Each homily lecture for Formed in Christ builds on the doctrines presented in the text, exploring Church teaching with multiple priests to guide you. Watch Fr. Carter expand on a lesson from Evidence of Things Unseen, one of the 9th grade books in the Formed in Christ series.  In this sample lecture for Do This in Remembrance, Fr. Kauth further explains the concepts introduced in the 11th grade...

Formed In Christ – Theology Curriculum Series – TAN Books

SIGN INorREGISTER Search BOOKS  PROGRAMS  PARISHES  TAN ACADEMY  Formed In Christ “If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel.” -Thomas à Kempis Grade Eleventh Grade (20) Ninth Grade (20) Tenth Grade (20) Twelth Grade (20) Author TAN Books (10) The Dominican Sisters of Mary (1) Andrew Willard Jones (2) Emily Stimpson Chapman (2) St. Francis de Sales (1) Rev. Msgr. Louis Gaston de Segur (1) Shane Owens & Emily Stimpson Chapman (1) Rev. Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. (1) Paul Thigpen, Ph.D. (1) John Meinert and Emily Stimpson Chapman (1) Show More Sort By: Featured ItemsNewest ItemsBest SellingA to ZZ to ABy ReviewPrice: AscendingPrice: Descending Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: A Light To The Nations $22.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: A Light To The Nations Workbook $19.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: Christ Alive In Us $22.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: Christ Alive In Us Workbook $19.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: Do This In Remembrance $22.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: Do This In Remembrance Workbook $19.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options Formed In Christ: Evidence Of Things Unseen $22.95 Quick ViewCompare Choose Options...

WORLD CATHOLIC EDUCATION DAY: MAY 13, 2021

In 2002, the OIEC Congress held in Brasilia decided to establish the World Day of Catholic Education, setting the date forty days after Easter (that is, Ascension Thursday). This year it is nice to highlight this Day in relation to the process of Global Compact on Education initiated by Pope Francis. On May 13 we will celebrate World Catholic Education Day, which coincides with the Feast of Mother Mazzarello. The commemoration, promoted by international institutions such as the OIEC (International Office of Catholic Education), the FIUC (International Federation of Catholic Universities), the OMAEC (World Organization of Alumni of Catholic Education) and others, intends to draw attention to the contribution that Catholic education offers to global development and the promotion of a culture of peace and fraternity. To know more accurately the diffusion and service of Catholic educational institutions in the world, Quentin Wooden, an economist of the World Bank, edited a publication entitled “Celebrating Educators and Working Together for the Global Compact on Education”. The text collects numerous data and some testimonies of students, educators and educators. With joy I inform you that the first part of the text contains the testimonies of seven Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. I am happy...

Redeeming Love: ​​​​​​ A Catholic Understanding & Approach to Questions about Identity, Sexuality, and Gender

Redeeming Love: ​​​​​​ A Catholic Understanding & Approach to Questions about Identity, Sexuality, and Gender Saturday, April 17, 2021 A virtual event held from 10am – 12pm Keynote Speaker: Damon Owens Description and Schedule Damon Owens, a nationally renowned speaker on Catholic morality and Theology of the Body, will address the priests, deacons, catechists, youth ministers, pastoral ministers and other interested parties of the Paterson Diocese and beyond on this relevant subject. He will provide an overview of today’s cultural landscape, explain the doctrines of the Church, and provide advice on how to charitably accompany others. 10:00 AM: Introduction and Invocation 10:15 AM: Keynote Talk 1 10:55 AM: Moderated Q & A 11:05 AM: Keynote Talk 2 11:45 AM: Moderated Q & A Noon: Event Completion Source: Redeeming Love: ​​​​​​ A Catholic Understanding & Approach to Questions about Identity, Sexuality, and...