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Andersen, Colleen Curry – Momentum, 2003
Discusses how the John Paul II Cultural Center is an example of how Catholic educators have begun taking advantage of new teaching resources to help students understand their personal faith. Center contains hands-on and interactive journey to learning about Catholicism and the faiths of other people. (MZ)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Autoinstructional Aids, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction
James, John – Momentum, 2003
Suggests that Catholic school administration should provide opportunities for faith formation in the following ways: (1) placing the work of the board in upper theological context; and (2) reinterpreting the practical work of the board as an adult faith response to baptismal calling. Doing so will provide spiritual and material rewards. (MZ)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Catholic Educators, Christianity, Community Colleges
Ilg, Peter – Momentum, 2000
Describes the incorporation of family-systems theory into the catechetical process by Blessed Sacrament/St. Charles Borromeo Church. This approach recognizes the role of the family in this area. Faith formation is holistic and simultaneously addresses the main areas of faith development and the context of an individual's life. Thus, family…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholics, Clergy, Family (Sociological Unit)
McBride, Alfred – Momentum, 1972
Author discusses the implication for religious education of the seeming lack of faith of today's young people. (CB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Church Role, Individual Needs, Religion
Griffin, Michael – Momentum, 1999
Addresses the question of how school leaders can foster faith development among faculty members so the faith witness they give to students is as informed and vibrant as possible. Describes the success of the program "Sharing the Faith" in stimulating faculty growth at Northwest Catholic High School in Connecticut. (VWC)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Faculty Development
De Luca, Barbara M.; Block, David J.; Rau, Patricia A. – Momentum, 2002
Describes a program called Faith, Finances, and You, which aims to help parishioners of St. Albert the Great in Ohio become better stewards in their personal and financial lives. Program involves a series of workshops that were adjusted according to participant feedback. The parish plans to expand the program to schools. (NB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Costs
Arbuckle, Celeste – Momentum, 2002
Discusses the significance, challenges and process of infusing assessment practices into religious education programs. Reports key findings from an assessment survey distributed to parish catechetical staffs and then outlines how assessment contributes to the creation of a strategic plan for faith formation. (Contains seven references.) (RC)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Educational Assessment
DeMars, T. J. – Momentum, 2002
Argues that boys are both tribal and individual creatures, and if they are to avoid developing a fragmented self, both these aspects must be nurtured. Charges that contemporary educational institutions must accept responsibility for their share of the fragmenting of the male self. Offers suggestions for teaching discipline and faith to boys in the…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Males, Mentors
Lody, Jason – Momentum, 2002
Discusses ways in which an inner city Catholic school in Albany, New York, whose students are 97% non-Catholic, continues its mission. The school incorporates other religions into its religious instruction, and offers student-led para-liturgical services in various faith traditions. Argues that in urban Catholic schools, ecumenism is necessary.…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Education
Dreliszak, Joseph – Momentum, 2002
Details results of a study of Catholic school principals who were questioned regarding the role of the principal as spiritual leader. The study followed principals at four schools in the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, for one week. Among the six conclusions reached was the suggestion that principals must have a clear faith vision for the…
Descriptors: Administrators, Beliefs, Catholic Schools, Catholics
McBride, Alfred – Momentum, 1975
Author used Fowler's models of stages of faith growth as a useful point of departure for the purpose of spiritual education. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Models, Moral Development, Moral Values
Kreitemeyer, Ron – Momentum, 1997
Advocates community unification as opposed to individualism and privatization. Addresses the need for inclusion of social dimensions of faith in both Catholic education and sacramental preparation. (YKH)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Community
Langdon, Mary M. – Momentum, 1973
Article considered the teamwork between home and school that must be developed for the education of future generations in the value of their Catholic faith. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Catholics, Children, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role
Finck, Pat; Hixenbaugh, Miriam – Momentum, 1999
Suggests that one place parents can find helpful resources to aid in the faith formation of their children is the parish community. Presents some models that can be used to prepare for faith events, which depend most often on the makeup and vision of each parish community. (VWC)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Catholic Educators, Child Development, Church Programs
Ferguson, Pam – Momentum, 1996
Examines ways in which parents and religious educators can instruct children about issues involving faith, God, and prayer. Reviews strategies for increasing children's understanding of faith and God and suggests classroom activities to help teachers support parents' religious education efforts. Provides tips for making Mass more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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