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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Editor's Reflections: Towards a New Cultural Catholicism
By Dr. James Pauley
Free Several years ago, Sherry Weddell published her widely acclaimed book, Forming Intentional Disciples . For many, this book has served as an awakening to the contemporary declines affecting Catholic life and the need to more broadly evaluate our efforts at forming disciples. Basing herself on a number of important statistical analyses, she made... Read more
The Role of Culture in Catechesis
By Dr. Tracey Rowland
The idea that “cultural capital,” in the sense of cultivated dispositions of mind and body, might play a role in catechesis is often resisted from two extreme positions. First, there are those who argue that faith formation is merely propositional. We simply need to teach people the Catechism. This we might call the opposition from the right.... Read more
Ten Keys to Teach Chastity
By Jason Evert
Free Sometimes chastity educators (including myself) spend too much time telling young people what they’re not supposed to do. As a result, they finish twelve years of Catholic education and head off to college, having only memorized a litany of prohibitions. I can imagine an 18-year-old arriving at his college campus, thinking: “Okay. I’ve got this:... Read more


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