Tag: Catechesis

Pope asks youths to help rejuvenate church; youths ask church to listen

Pope asks youths to help rejuvenate church; youths ask church to listen

| Cindy Wooden | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church needs the enthusiasm, daring and hope of young people so that it can preach the Gospel energetically and respond to the questions men and women raise today, Pope Francis told some 300 young adults.

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USCCB committee sees more texts, rise of digital technology

USCCB committee sees more texts, rise of digital technology

| Mark Pattison | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A growing number of texts, not only in English and Spanish but in other languages, and the rise of digital technology is having an impact on the work of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee on the Catechism, said its chairman, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

Catholics need ‘profound renewal’ of catechesis, archbishop tells sisters

| Simone Orendain | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization said Catholics “need a profound renewal of our catechesis.”

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Men need to be convinced evangelists, speaker says

Men need to be convinced evangelists, speaker says

| March 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Church is a half-century into renewed evangelization efforts called for by the Second Vatican Council, but Catholics in the U.S. have yet to move the needle.

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Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

| Bridget Ryder | February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Brad Parent, 27, doesn’t usually talk during Mass, but one Sunday he spent much of the liturgy whispering to a friend. It wasn’t a conversation. The friend was searching for that something the world cannot give, and his search had led him to St. Mark in St. Paul with his Catholic friend. Parent, an active parishioner and well-catechized Catholic, wanted to make sure his friend understood what was going on. But after Parent had passed on all the knowledge he had, he realized there was still so much he didn’t know.

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The price of fraternity

The price of fraternity

| Vincenzo Randazzo | February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

A dentist, an IT buff and a radiation therapist walk into a bar. They each pay $2 for two beers and they make a toast to Our Lady.

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Instructing the ignorant

Instructing the ignorant

| Father Michael Van Sloun | January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

To instruct the ignorant is the first spiritual work of mercy. Ignorant may sound like a harsh word, but it is a harsh reality. What is not known or understood can hurt a person, not only physically or legally, but also spiritually. It is a matter of spiritual life or death. It is merciful to inform someone about the faith and assist them on the road to their eternal salvation.

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Adult faith formation growing in popularity among Latinos

Adult faith formation growing in popularity among Latinos

| Caroline Rode | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Latino population in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is growing and is integral to the future of the local Church. That is why, in three of the past 11 years, Latino institutes have been offered for those who would like to receive deeper religious formation in Spanish.

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Survey offers some direction for church to provide better instruction

Survey offers some direction for church to provide better instruction

| Sam Lucero | November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Pope Benedict, the Year of Faith seeks to help Catholics appreciate their faith and deepen their relationship with God.

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Early Catholic learning program gets top grades from parents, kids

Early Catholic learning program gets top grades from parents, kids

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the mother of a young son named Jared, now almost 3 years old, Laura Templin-Howk welcomed the chance to join the Early Catholic Family Life program at St. Joseph in Waconia last fall.

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Institute grads set to share new understanding of faith

Institute grads set to share new understanding of faith

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Previously, Linda Harmon and her family didn’t attend Mass regularly because they lacked a connection to the faith, a view she thinks many Catholics share.

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Encourage youth to believe in Jesus

Encourage youth to believe in Jesus

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many young people believe that God does not care for them and that religion offers nothing they want. How can we help them?

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