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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

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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

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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