How Americans Understand Abortion and What it Means for the Church
Ave Maria Press
Tuesday, March 2 at 3pm ET
Our national conversation about abortion is often divisive and vitriolic. A recent study reveals ways Americans really think about abortion. The first of its kind, this interview-based study offers insight into the complex array of concerns that influence Americans’ attitudes about abortion and suggest new opportunities for creative catechetical and pastoral response. This webinar will highlight the major findings of the study and discuss their importance for the Church. Register online.
Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm ET
In parishes who accompany youth toward discipleship, parents and faith companions are equipped to walk with youth in faith, youth ministry is built around accompaniment, and the parish community includes, values, and cherishes young members. The Accompaniment Project, provided over the last three years by NFCYM in collaboration with the Center for Ministry Development, worked with nine parishes in three dioceses to develop these faith building relationships. This webinar will share the vision, results, and resources of the project, and will equip members of NFCYM to grow accompaniment efforts in dioceses, parish, and Catholic schools. Buy tickets ($10).
Catholicism Around The World – One e-mail each Wednesday During Lent
Ave Maria Press
Wednesdays During Lent, February 24 – March 17
Ave Explores: Catholicism Around the World celebrates the cultural richness of the faith that shines throughout the globe. While the core beliefs of Catholicism are the same everywhere, this four-week multimedia series focuses on the diversity of practices, traditions, and the health of the Church in different corners of the world—in the Americas, Asia and Oceania, Africa and the Caribbean, and in Europe. Because Ave Maria Press is a ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, we share the work of Holy Cross across the sixteen countries in which it serves. Register online.
Online Prayers and Links for Lent
Visit the Lenten Resources webpage to discover links for the Liturgical season of Lent.
- Daily Reflections and videos
- Stations of the Cross
- Lectio Divina for Young Adults
- Rediscovering the Sacrament of Penance
- Pilgrimage of Faith through the Holy Land
New Directory for Catechesis
The new Directory for Catechesis (2020) presents fundamental theological-pastoral principles for the ministry of catechesis while responding to the current social conditions and cultural forces that shape the church’s communication of the Faith.
The USCCB Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis created the following video series offering insights regarding eight key areas. View the USCCB webinar recordings on the new Directory for Catechesis (2020).
Catholic Apostolate Center
The purpose of this webinar series is to provide space for conversations with practitioners and church professionals who can help to translate the Directory into practical insights that serve the everyday reality of the Church’s mission of evangelization.
National Black Catholic Congress
Webinar Series: What’s Our Story, September 2020 – May 2021
The National Black Catholic Congress is hosting a 10-month webinar series called “What’s Our Story” focusing on Young Adults and Teens. This series will utilize elements of social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another. Additional information and registration is available on the National Catholic Black Congress website.