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Franciscan University has produced a prodigious amount of material over the years that can help you be a better catechist. Here, you will find videos, audio clips, magazines, books, brochures, and other resources produced by University faculty, conference speakers, and an array of collaborators. We are pleased to make much of it available for free, with a handful of items requiring a subscription or purchase.
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The Catechetical Review es la única revista de catequesis en América del Norte que traduce artículos al español para la versión digital. Esta bella revista está orientada a la formación continua de catequistas en todos los ámbitos de la catequesis: pastoral juvenil, catequesis para niños, RICA y formación en la fe para adultos, catequesis litúrgica y bíblica, y más. La edición impresa solo está disponible en inglés. Los suscriptores pueden solicitar cuales artículos quieren que sean traducidos para sus catequistas y padres hispanohablantes, sin costo adicional; y en unas pocas semanas los artículos se publican en línea. Vea la lista completa aquí. Un artículo de muestra está disponible gratuitamente.
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Barbara A. Morgan and William J. Keimig
Click to purchase from Franciscan University Bookstore. This inexpensive and succinct booklet provides a straightforward and practical aide to those serving as sponsors or godparents in the Christian Initiation processes in their parish. It is pragmatic, spiritual, down-to-earth, and easy to read. It enables parish RCIA leaders to provide a high-quality means of effectively communicating the Church's intentions for this crucial ministry of companionship and conversion in the catechumenate.
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Barbara A. Morgan and William J. Keimig
Click to purchase from Liturgy Training Publications. This Leader's Manual is designed to provide a comprehensive aide for RCIA leaders in the work of implementing the full liturgical, catechetical, and pastoral aspects of the RCIA process. This book contains instructions about: facilitating an evangelizing and welcoming mentality in the parish, how to train all members of a team, how to recruit and train sponsors, how to discern the signs and stages of conversion, handling annulments and issues of baptismal validity, and other important issues. Practical appendices contain useful forms, sample letters, and sample retreat formats, and much more. All of which is copyable and printable, CD is also enclosed. The book also contains the entire set of handouts used in ACM's seminars.
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Barbara A. Morgan and William J. Keimig
Click to purchase from Franciscan University Bookstore. This Participant's Book and CD-ROM published by the Association for Catechumenal Ministry contains a content-rich, printable collection of 380 handouts for faith formation in a convenient and compact book and CD-ROM format. The book is supplied as a set of handouts that are designed to be masters for photocopying and the CD-ROM is provided to allow for printing the handouts in the book for RCIA participants. Browse and print handouts on doctrine, lives of the saints, conversion testimonies, liturgical year pieces, prayers, psalms, and other pertinent topics. Handouts can be used in many aspects of adult education such as parent meetings, bulletin inserts, catechist training, retreats, Bible studies, faith-sharing groups, infant Baptism preparation, marriage preparation and many more. With so many different types of handouts, leader's not only enjoy the flexibility of creating a yearly program tailored to their participants needs, but also benefit from its cost efficient nature. One Participant's Book is all you need to teach all your participants for years to come.
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de Hosffman Ospino
Desafortunadamente, este libro no esta disponible en español. Haga clic en el enlace para comprar el libro en inglés. Descripción: En este estudio tan innovador que ha sido conducido a nivel nacional acerca de los ministerios hispanos en las parroquias en Estados Unidos, el Dr. Hosffman Ospino describe no solo la realidad de la Iglesia en los Estados Unidos hoy, sino también en la Iglesia en la que se está convirtiendo. El 40 por ciento de la población católica en los Estados Unidos dice tener raíces hispanas, y se calcula que esta población pueda triplicarse en los próximos 35 años. Ospino hace énfasis en que la vitalidad de nuestra Iglesia en el siglo XXI depende mucho de nuestra aceptación de la presencia Hispana que está creciendo. El Dr. Ospino incluye los obstáculos que amenazan esta vitalidad y describe las oportunidades que nos esperan si abrimos nuestras puertas a las diversas comunidades que están compuestas por el catolicismo hispano.
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