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My Catholic Faith Delivered


My Catholic Faith Delivered is far more than on online course. It is a platform that also houses the Certification Management System. Our system tracks and stores progress, reports and certifications for yourself, your students and/or your catechists. It also enables group administrators to post notifications and discussions for their groups or classes. In other words, paper trails and file cabinets are a thing of the past! Administrators are now able to create and manage their classes 24/7 with the ease and click of a button.

Our courses provide in-depth learning programs and video tutorials on the web for all levels of knowledge of the Catholic faith. This is accomplished by combining Catholic content with innovative technology. It is the ideal program for a teacher or a catechist looking for resources and courses, and for a Catholic who simply wants a better understanding of the faith. These fantastic courses are available on the Internet anytime, anywhere-making learning convenient and fun. Our dynamic courses feature engaging lessons, interactive activities, games, voiceovers, and immediate assessments that give real-time feedback on learner progress. Many of our courses are available in Spanish, as well!

via Overview – Dynamic Catholic Courses.

Lenten Adventure with Holy Heroes


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On Ash Wednesday, you probably noticed we didn’t say the “Gloria” in Mass. We “fast” from that during Lent – except on certain special feast days. In 2013, we will say the “Gloria” on each of the below days EXCEPT ONE. Which of the days below will we NOT say the Gloria? Find the answer in Lenten Adventure.

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via Lenten Adventure.

LENT CALENDAR 2013 – XT3


The Xt3 Lent Calendar is a Catholic resource suited for youth groups, parishes, schools, or for one’s personal Lenten journey. Each day you will be provided with a new feature, including the daily mass readings, scripture quotes, and a small act of penance that you may chose to add to your Lenten commitments. In addition, Xt3 will provide a Lent or Easter themed multimedia feature every day, including inspirational short films, reflective podcasts, apologetics, Lent trivia, information about WYD2013, and much more!

The first calendar door opens today, Ash Wednesday, 13th February 2013.

We hope this resource will make Lent a fruitful time of prayer, fasting and alms giving, for those who use it.

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To access the Calendar click here http://www.xt3.com/lent/

Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church in a year


For this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict has encouraged you to study and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Well, here’s an easy and free way to do it. Simply enter your email address and – starting October 11, 2012 – you’ll start getting a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning. Read that little bit every day and you’ll read the whole catechism in a year. Cool, right?

http://www.flocknote.com/catechism

Catholic Heritage Curricula E-Newsletter


The Dignity of the Child and the “I’m Bored: Entertain Me” Syndrome.

The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God…By his deliberate actions, the human person does, or does not, conform to the good promised by God…[individuals] make their own contribution to their interior growth; they make their whole…lives into means of this growth. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1700

Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received from Him. —ibid,2427

If you’ve ever read the family-friendly Little House on the Prairie series, or Anne Pellowski’s “Catholic Little House” series, have you noticed that boredom is never mentioned?

“Boredom” was rare a century ago, simply because children were valued not only as gifts made in the image of God, but also for their necessary participation in the well-being of the family.  This participation included daily labors that often began before sunrise and ended only at bedtime.  After several hours of “chores,” children were rarely bored in their free time.  And those chores contributed to their interior growth.  (CCC 1700)

Even though they lived often-menial lives, do you suppose Our Lord and Lady were ever bored? No, because all that they did they did for someone else.  That is, whether sweeping up sawdust or perhaps baking bread for a sick neighbor, their work was dedicated to the greater glory of God, in the service of others.

For some Antidotes to Boredom continue reading via CHC E-Newsletter.

Update: All Saints Party 28th October


We had our All Saints Party and it was a great success. The children chose their saints and dressed up in some great costumes. They read a brief biography of their saint. The older children told us about one of their chosen saints’ virtues that they would like to imitate as they strive for holiness themselves. Everyone had alot of fun with all kinds of games and activities to do with the saints.

 

The Song of Bernadette (1943)


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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of “a beautiful lady” in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.

via The Song of Bernadette (1943) – Plot Summary.

User Reviews: This is now one of my 10 favorite movies ever. 1 August 1999 | by Edward Curtis (Morgantown, WV)

I recently bought this movie, and just finished watching it the first time. All I can say is, WOW! Why doesn’t Hollywood make movies like this anymore? I know, there’s more money in showing gratuitous sex and violence…at least that’s what they tell themselves. But for my hard-earned dough, nothing tops a film about the purity and innocence of faith, and that’s what ‘The Song of Bernadette’ is all about. It’s also good for quite a few laughs, as you see the imperial prosecutor’s scheming against Bernadette fail time and time again. 🙂

My only complaint is that toward the end of the movie, I found myself wondering what was left to tell. Thankfully, I liked the answer and won’t be complaining next time I watch it.

This film is a must-see, especially for my fellow Catholics. It’s made my top 10 list…why not give it a chance to make yours?

via The Song of Bernadette (1943) – IMDb.