Resources

From daily reads to planned journeys, discover a library designed to fulfill a diocesan community.

Reflections
A Prayer for the First Week of School
Master and Teacher, Bless the students who will have trouble settling down this week, whose minds are still at the beach or at grandma’s swimming pool, or the amusement park… Read More
Religion in Society
Conversations About Race: Read
Below are some resources compiled by The Leadership Institute for discussing race and racism. When using these books or movies, adults should be cautious to avoid projecting their own experiences… Read More
Religion in Society
Conversations About Race: Watch
Movies Adults (and families with older teens) Do The Right Thing (1989) Quintessential movie about police brutality. Fruitvale Station (2013) The story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old… Read More
Religion in Society
Conversations About Race: Listen
 Other Great Podcasts Floodlines from The Atlantic An audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Floodlines is told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with… Read More
Great Reads
The New Battle: Parents and Screen Time
Now that we are securely ensconced in summer, the battle between parents and children over how much time kids spend on their devices has taken on a new dimension –… Read More
Great Reads
Summer Reading for Catholics
Every summer since eighth grade, I have read Robert Bolt’s play A Man For All Seasons. I am also a big fan of CS Lewis and poetry by Whitman, Dickinson,… Read More
Liturgical Ministries
Pope: Find Good Readers for Mass
“We must look for good readers!” the Holy Father said Jan. 31, in off-the-cuff comments during the general audience. Good readers and psalmists understand what they are reading and can… Read More
Liturgical Ministries
The Role of the Laity in the Church
That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More
Baptism
Hope for a Reimagined Future
One of the hardest working groups of people in the Catholic Church today are the men and women who serve as directors or coordinators of religious education. Some of my… Read More
Seasonal Resources
Summer of Saintliness Poster
As you know, each Lent and Advent, The Leadership Institute provides catechetical posters for anyone who requests them. This year, we are introducing a poster to encourage families and young… Read More
Baptism
First Teachers
As a parent who is also a practicing Catholic, hoping to raise his child to be faithful, there were, perhaps, no more daunting words that those the priest prayed at… Read More

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