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Pope Francis meets with a group of 200 children studying catechism and in a relaxed manner answered some of their questions on April 11, 2024, at St. John Mary Vianney Parish in Borghesiana, Italy.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to 200 children for catechism in Rome suburb

Apr 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis made a special “getaway” from the Vatican on Thursday to meet with a group of 200 children at... Read more

Luke and Sarah Hellwig in the new series “The Catholic Parent” on FORMED.

New series hopes to inspire Catholic parents to ‘fully embrace their vocation’

Feb 17, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A new series called “The Catholic Parent” helps parents embrace their role as the primary educators of the faith for... Read more


New Catholic ministry invites the whole family to grow in their faith and in community

Jul 15, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Trinity House Community Groups offer families formation, fellowship, and the tools they need to better live out their faith and... Read more

Young boy reads from Renewed book series by Ascension Press

This Catholic group supports church leaders, parents to catechize children with disabilities

May 20, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

As autism rates continue to increase, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability seeks to support Catholic leaders, catechists, publishers, and... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 14, 2022

Pope Francis: Remain vigilant against pride and ‘well-mannered demons’

Dec 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged Christians Wednesday to be vigilant against spiritual pride and the temptations of “well-mannered demons.” Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience, Dec. 7, 2022

Pope Francis: Freedom is found in offering to God what is hardest to give up

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most... Read more

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Pope Francis says this is the difference between theologians and catechists

Nov 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Thursday distinguished between how catechists and theologians interact with Church teaching. Read more

Pope Francis speaking on St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Oct. 12, 2022.

Pope Francis: Desire points our discernment in the right direction

Oct 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

At his public audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the role desire plays in spiritual discernment, comparing it to... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Pope Francis: The first element of discernment is prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday. Read more

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022

Discernment is ‘indispensable for living’: Pope Francis launches new catechesis series

Aug 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this... Read more

Pope Francis during the weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at Vatican City

‘Our destination is heaven:’ Pope Francis speaks about death

Aug 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke about old age and the expectation of death at his general audience Wednesday. Read more

Pope Francis with a surprise visitor on stage at the General Audience in the Vatican on Aug. 17, 2022

Pope Francis: An alliance between old and young will save the family

Aug 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly. Read more

Archbishop Allen Vigneron carries the Blessed Sacrament during a Corpus Christi procession in June 2016.

Poll finds half of Catholic likely voters believe in the Real Presence

Jul 14, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

A poll released this week found that of Catholic likely voters in the U.S., half believe in the Real Presence... Read more


Eucharistic Revival: Preacher hopes to convey the 'transformative nature' of the Real Presence

May 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Father Doug Grandon is a Catholic priest today, but spent the first half of his life as a Protestant. As... Read more


Catholic documentary showcases the transformative power of the Eucharist

Apr 30, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

At the heart of the Church is the Eucharist. The presence of Our Lord’s Body and Blood has the ability... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, who is featured in the bonus section for the new eucharistic film ALIVE: Who is there?

Bishop Cozzens talks new Eucharist film, explores disbelief in the Real Presence

Apr 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“Providential” is the word that Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston used to describe the April 25 release of “ALIVE: Who... Read more

Pope Francis talks to young people in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 15, 2022.

Hope in Christ, Pope Francis urges religious education conference

Mar 18, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Pope Francis encouraged those participating in the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress to hope in Christ’s mercy and to be... Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis hopes new ministry of catechist will ‘awaken this vocation’

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May. Read more

Pope Francis on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.

Pope Francis to religious education conference: Pandemic invites us to be changed by suffering

Feb 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a video message to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Pope Francis said Thursday the suffering caused by the... Read more

Pope Francis receives an audience with the National Catechetical Office of the Italian bishops’ conference. Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis encourages catechists to lead others to a personal encounter with Jesus

Jan 31, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that catechists have the vital responsibility of leading others to a personal encounter with Jesus through... Read more