Tag: Catechesis

Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

| Carol Glatz | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Wednesday general audience offers the pope the opportunity to help people understand the fundamental teachings and beliefs of the Catholic faith.

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Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

| Carol Zimmermann | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted June 13 to revise what the U.S. church teaches its adult members about the death penalty in a passage on the issue in the U.S. Catechism for Adults.

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Catholic Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

Catholic Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

| Carol Zimmermann | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. Church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or “nones,” particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church.

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Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said.

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Bishops say young people need to be heard, not arrogantly lectured

Bishops say young people need to be heard, not arrogantly lectured

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church needs to communicate the beauty and intelligence of faith to young men and women without resorting to condescending and aggressive methods, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles told members of the Synod of Bishops.

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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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