Catechesis

Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during his may 31 2017 general audience credit daniel ibaez cna A little bit of 'youthful euphoria' is healthy for Christian life, Pope says

On Wednesday Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain a healthy dose of the joy...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 405561100 APOLOGISTS, CATECHISTS, THEOLOGIANS: WAKE UP!

After perusing the latest Pew Study on why young people are leaving the active practice of Christianity, I confess that I just sighed in...

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Thumbnail school chair credit lia koltyrina shhutterstock cna Are religious teachers being eradicated from Belgian schools?

Brussels, Belgium, Jul 13, 2016 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religion classes in Belgium’s French-speaking primary and secondary schools will be...

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Thumbnail catechist commissioning ceremony 2017 1 Catechists commissioned and sent out in Los Angeles

Kelly McLoughlin was a teenager when she first began teaching catechism classes. She taught first graders how to make the sign of the cross, spoke...

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Thumbnail catechesis of the good shepherd Children’s religious education: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Sofia Cavalletti (1917-2011), co-foundress of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, developed a three-level, nine-year method of religious education...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during his may 31 2017 general audience credit daniel ibaez cna Christians must be 'missionaries of hope,' Pope Francis says

On Wednesday Pope Francis said true Christians aren't sad or gloomy, but have the specific task of being bearers of hope not only with their words,...

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Thumbnail marriage god s design for life and love screenshot cna 6 22 15 Clearing up the confusion: New film sheds light on beauty, truth of marriage

Ahead of the highly anticipated Synod on the Family in October, many dioceses and Catholic media producers are finding new ways to ramp up their...

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Thumbnail 768 0817 haemi holy ground 08 taketwo Don't reduce the faith to easy answers, pope warns bishops

A deep understanding of our identity as Christians is needed to combat the modern tendency to reduce the faith to superficiality, Pope Francis told...

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Thumbnail pope francis during his june 7 2017 wendesday general audience in st peters square credit daniel ibez cna For Christians, life always has meaning – even when it's hard, Pope says

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it has no meaning is not the attitude of a Christian, who has the assurance that...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 589105181 Liturgy: Liturgical Catechesis – An invitation that resounds for a lifetime

Catechesis is about inviting people into the mystery of God and walking the journey of that mystery with them. The word “catechesis” comes from the...

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Thumbnail chosen series cna us catholic news 3 19 14 New confirmation program aims to transform Catholic youth

Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens...

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Thumbnail vacationbibleschool Our Lady of Perpetual Help celebrates 10 years of VBS

For the tenth year in a row, summertime meant Vacation Bible School was in session at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Downey.  A team of 15...

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Thumbnail pope francis blesses pilgrims during his oct 11 2017 general audience in st peters square credit daniel ibez cna Pope: Christians are never bored – they persevere with love

On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christians are never bored or hopeless, but know how to wait patiently – even when life is hard, monotonous or...

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Thumbnail pope francis waves to pilgrims during his april 26 2017 general audience in st peters square credit lucia ballester cna Pope Francis: Everything passes – except God's love for us

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 04:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christian hope, rather than coming from the empty promises...

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Thumbnail pope francis 2 at the general audience in st peters square april 13 2016 credit daniel ibaez cna Pope Francis: having an abortion to keep your figure is a big problem

Vatican City, Jan 11, 2017 / 03:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis issued strong words against worshipping idols, cautioning against...

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Thumbnail pope francis in st peters square june 17 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna Pope Francis: The way of Christ is the way of persecution

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that...

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Thumbnail pope francis during his may 10 2017 wednesday general audience credit elise harris cna Pope points to Mary Magdalene as an apostle of hope

Vatican City, May 17, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal...

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Thumbnail the coleman family using the jesse box photo courtesy of the jesse box cna 12 19 14 Scriptures come to life for Irish families through Jesse Box

A new initiative out of Ireland is using Biblical dioramas to engage parents and children in Scripture. The Jesse Box, says one of its creators...

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