National Bible Week

I received the following information from Stephen J. Binz ( that may help you as you prepare for National Bible week, which will take place November 15-21. In the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dei Verbum (the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation of Vatican II) on November 18, the Catholic Church in the United … Continue reading

The Catholic Vacation Bible School Experience

Vacation Bible School can be an inspiring faith-filled experience for all adults, youth, and children involved. Finding the perfect VBS to meet the needs of Catholic families is usually challenging. I would like to share a few Catholic VBS resources CRE’s have identified as useful and some ideas for a Catholic experience in an ecumenical … Continue reading

The Student Assessment Is ON

As a young adult catechetical leader working at the diocesan level, I realized I had no power and authority to effect change. I walked into my supervisor’s office with my complaint. The advice I received has served me well in ministry over the years. All we have is influence to which I added holy: holy … Continue reading

Catholic Distance University and Faith Formation for Adults

The Archdiocese partners with two universities to provide catechist formation for certification: 1) University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation(VLCFF) 2) Catholic Distance University (CDU). This article will focus on the seminars and courses provided by Catholic Distance University. CDU is an all online university. The headquarters recently moved from Northern Virginia to … Continue reading