Christian Discipleship and the Care for the Created Order
Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, STD
Bishop of Brownsville
The teaching of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Sí represents an urgent call for Christians to apply the Gospel to the current problem of the degradation of the natural and human environment.
Encuentro as a Pedagogical Model for Catechesis and Evangelization
Executive Director, Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB
Dr. Hosffman Ospino
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Education, Boston College
Missionary catechesis must consider the formation of married couples and families if it is to be effective. This article grounds this family catechesis in a proper understanding of the sacrament of marriage and the missionary nature of the family in the world.
The Joy of Celebrating the Sacraments
Dr. Janet Diaz
Director of Evangelization, Church of Holy Family in Novi, MI
Those who are poor in body and spirit often suffer most from lack of spiritual care. The grace of the sacraments is a great support to us as we seek to live out two of Pope Francis' mandates: seek to encounter Jesus Christ each and every day and reach out to those on the margins.
"By Their Fruits You Will Know Them": Catechists and Evangelizers as Missionary Disciples
Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., D.Min
Director, Catholic Apostolate Center
Executive Director, National Conference for Catechetical Leadership
A conversation between NCCL Executive Director Margaret Matijasevic and Catholic Apostolate Center Director Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. about catechists as Missionary Disciples.
Accompanying Youth and Young Adults on Their Journey as Missionary Disciples
Director, New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI
Director, Center for Ministry Development
Our engagement with youth should help young disciples encounter Christ, accompany them, promote belonging in the parish community, and lead them to missionary witness. Stanz and East share a vision for this process including practical resources, suggestions, and prayers for parishes.