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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

A volunteer at Caritas St. Joseph in Hendon, north London, on March 16, 2012.

‘A really joyful journey’: Preparing people with intellectual disabilities to receive the sacraments

Nov 14, 2020

As book titles go, the “Directory for Catechesis” is hardly the catchiest. But this volume could potentially transform the lives... Read more

Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, archbishop of Bologna, during a consistory Oct. 5, 2019.

Italian Cardinal Zuppi urges renewal of adult faith formation after pandemic

Sep 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, said he wants to renew adult faith formation in his archdiocese to... Read more

The Italian version of the new Directory for Catechesis, launched at the Vatican, June 25, 2020.

Catholic catechesis directory addresses gender, biological sex, and bioethics

Jun 25, 2020

Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican’s latest Directory for Catechesis, released Thursday. The... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella presents the new Directory for Catechesis at the Vatican, June 25, 2020.

Vatican releases Catholic directory for catechesis in ‘dynamic continuity’ with Church teaching

Jun 25, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican Thursday published a new directory for catechesis, emphasizing both its continuity with two previous directories and its new... Read more

Pope Francis with Peter Lombardi at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 28, 2018.

‘Heart of hospitality’ best way for Catholic parishes to serve the disabled

Mar 5, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

How can parishes be welcoming to people with disabilities, and form them in the Catholic faith?  Read more

Pope Francis administers Confirmation during the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, April 4, 2015.

'Chosen' aims to evangelize during confirmation prep

Jun 3, 2019

By Perry West

A confirmation program developed for parishes aims to call young people to deeper conversions, while teaching them the truths of... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Bishop Barron gives insight into youth synod process

Oct 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

From his perspective inside the Vatican’s youth synod, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, told CNA that participating... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope slams 'eugenic' mentality that seeks to eliminate disability

Oct 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday, Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of the underlying eugenic mentality in society that leads many to abort... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Pope calls catechists to be joyful, creative witnesses of Christ

Jul 12, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a message sent to catechists from all over the world, Pope Francis stressed the need to not only make... Read more

Marriage: God's Design for Life and Love screenshot.

Clearing up the confusion: New film sheds light on beauty, truth of marriage

Jun 21, 2015

Ahead of the highly anticipated Synod on the Family in October, many dioceses and Catholic media producers are finding new... Read more

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who will work with the pontifical council for the new evangelization.

German bishop appointed to catechetical post in Vatican

Feb 10, 2015

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the former bishop of Limburg, near Frankfurt, Germany, is to begin a new appointment in March... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Jesse Box.

Scriptures come to life for Irish families through Jesse Box

Dec 21, 2014

By Ann Schneible

A new initiative out of Ireland is using Biblical dioramas to engage parents and children in Scripture. The Jesse Box,... Read more

Don't reduce the faith to easy answers, Pope warns bishops

Aug 16, 2014

A deep understanding of our identity as Christians is needed to combat the modern tendency to reduce the faith to... Read more