New Diocesan Directors Institute Resources

The McGrath Institute for Church Life partners with Catholic dioceses, parishes, and schools to address pastoral challenges with theological depth and rigor. In gratitude to you, our partners throughout the country, we have assembled the following resources especially for those involved in the New Diocesan Directors Institute for Youth Ministers. Information about our programs can be found below the resources.

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Teaching the Saints:
Workbooks for Faith Formation and Education

Turn to the witness of the saints to lead middle school and high school students toward a deeper sense of God's invitation to follow Him.

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Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts:
A Toolkit for Faith Formation

Encourage middle and high school students to discern their gifts and the ways God calls them to serve the world.

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Faithful Science: Integrating Science & Faith

This guide addresses the relationship between science and faith through four key questions that dispel the misunderstanding that the two are incompatible.

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March for Life Resources

The University of Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity offers materials for preparation and formation of both adults and teens attending the March for Life. These materials can be used in the classroom, in youth groups, or for personal education or preparation.

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Church Life Today:
A Radio Show and Podcast

Hear from pastoral leaders and scholars about some of the most important theological, social, and ministerial issues in the Church.

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McGrath Institute Blog:
Insights for Living and Handing On the Faith

Discover new ways to live out the fullness and richness of your faith.

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Digital Conference Resources:
On Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Videos, summaries, and discussion questions from Cultures of Formation, our conference held in anticipation of the 2018 Synod of Bishops in Rome.

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Engaging Catholicism

Books in the Engaging Catholicism series help readers discover the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith through a concise exploration of the Church’s most important but often difficult-to-grasp doctrines, as well as crucial pastoral and spiritual practices. 

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Free Saint Phone Wallpapers

Download six custom phone wallpapers recently featured in our saint devotional blog series.

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Learn More About Our Institute

The McGrath Institute for Church Life is home to a number of centers and initiatives all aimed at forming faithful Catholic leaders and connecting the Catholic intellectual tradition to the life of the Church.