Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Father Mike Schmitz is the host of the podcast "the Bible in a Year," produced by Ascension.

Father Mike Schmitz's next podcast, 'Catechism in a Year,' starts Jan. 1

Jul 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The new podcast will be free on all streaming platforms, as well as on the Hallow prayer app. Read more

Franciscan friars line the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Franciscans in Germany elect openly gay priest as new superior

Jun 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Markus Fuhrmann said he recently came out as homosexual "to show that I can also be part of the... Read more

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German diocese hires self-identified transgender man to teach religious ed

Apr 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

A German diocese has granted a biological female who identifies as a transgender man permission to teach Catholic religion to... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Priest sends open letter to German cardinal begging him to uphold Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Apr 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

A priest who works with those with same-sex attraction who want to lead chaste and faithful lives has written an... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Cardinal Marx: ‘The Catechism is not set in stone. One is also allowed to doubt what it says’

Mar 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I want to move Church teaching forward,’ the influential German cardinal said in a new interview. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.

German Catholic bishops’ leader calls for change to Catechism on sexuality

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Georg Bätzing said: ‘Sexuality is a gift from God. And not a sin.’ Read more

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Copyright and the Catechism of the Catholic Church make for some legal surprises 

Jan 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catechism of the Catholic Church was released in 1992 after years of development. It has helped generations of Catholics... Read more

The lethal injection room at California's San Quentin State Prison.

Survey: A majority of US Catholics support the death penalty

Jul 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

One recent survey shows a majority of U.S. Catholics supporting use of the death penalty for murder convicts. The support... Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

Jun 18, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new... Read more

The Good Shepherd image used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Vatican fixes website glitch showing two versions of Catechism

May 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Before it was corrected, the website displayed texts not reflecting recent significant changes to the Catechism. Read more

The hand of the statue of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Square, pictured Feb. 28, 2013.

Synods, doctrine, and changing the Catechism: an interview with Stephan Kampowski

Mar 16, 2021

What should we make of recent calls for changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Stephan Kampowski assesses the... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 2, 2018.

US bishops welcome change to Catechism on death penalty

Aug 3, 2018

Bishops across the US have welcomed the modification made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church saying the Church teaches... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter's Square in April, 2018.

Pope Francis and the death penalty: a change in doctrine or circumstances?

Aug 3, 2018

By Ed Condon

Catholic theologians have weighed in on changes Pope Francis has made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican changes Catechism teaching on death penalty, calls it ‘inadmissible’

Aug 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Thursday the Vatican changed the Catechism’s teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church has taught is... Read more