Five Tips from Fr. Braun for Youth Ministry

Frankly friends, this is a battle for the soul of our children that I do not take lightly, and one that I know comes with a tremendous amount of heartache and frustration. The light of Christ does shine in the darkness of our youth culture, but you have to really strain to see it. When you see that light, it will remind you of why you volunteered to teach youth in the first place.

Advent for Children: Fourth Week

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization offers you these resources for your children during Advent. You are welcome to print and use these sheets to do the activity.

Advent for Children: Third Week

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization offers you these resources for your children during Advent. You are welcome to print and use these sheets to do the activity.

The Power to Be Human

Virtue makes us different from dogs, cats, monkeys, dogs, spiders, and worm food. Virtue is the power that forms us into who we are meant to be. It’s how to live better lives and be happy. It’s about love.

Advent for Children: Second Week

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization offers you these resources for your children during Advent. You are welcome to print and use these sheets to do the Gospel Activity.

To Rekindle Our Amazement

Bishop Joseph Strickland, founder of St. Philip Institute, offers clear teachings explaining the importance of the most holy Eucharist; as well as practical tips on how we can rekindle our amazement at the Blessed Sacrament.

Christ and the Infused Moral Virtues

When we have difficult choices to make, we should always make good choices for love of God. Jesus is the perfect model of this for us. With the same gifts of infused moral virtues, the followers of Jesus can also do amazing, even heroic, things for love of God.

8 Simple (but not easy) Steps to Happiness

Once we see life properly, we will find that the goods of this life (pleasure, comfort, wealth, power, fame, etc.) aren’t what really make us happy. Poverty of Spirit, meekness, justice and the other beatitudes are the true way to happiness. It seems like a total paradox, but its the gospel truth!

Advent for Children: First Week

The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization offers you these resources for your children during Advent. You are welcome to print and use these coloring sheets to make an Advent Wreath and teach kids about the meaning of the candles.

Is an Embryo a Child?

Although there are active bioethical debates around the world that use all sorts of sophisticated language, this denial of childhood to the youngest among us is at the heart of the arguments. Don’t fall for the sophistry. The academic, medical, and political debates in the international community go awry on this very simple question. Is an embryo a child?