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Catechesis Pope Francis

Holy Spirit inspires creativity, simplicity in evangelisation: Pope

Christians must rely more on the Holy Spirit than on their own plans and strategies if they hope to fulfil their mission to share the good news of God’s love and of salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

Catechesis Pope Francis

‘Doctor of the poor’ put faith into action: Pope

Christians are not called to merely notice and criticise the social, economic and political issues of the day, but, like Blessed José Gregorio Hernández, they must “get their hands dirty” and commit themselves to action, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: OSV News.

Catechesis Pope Francis Saints

Native American saint a model for responding to God’s call: Pope

Like St Kateri Tekakwitha, the first native North American woman to be canonised, all Christians must embrace their unique call to service of God and neighbour as well as the personal crosses that come with it, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

Catechesis Laity

Tasmania blazes trail with institution of catechists

Nineteen catechists from parishes around Tasmania were formally instituted at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart recently, one of the first groups to be instituted in Australia. Source: Archdiocese of Hobart.

Catechesis Pope Francis

To be an apostle is to serve, not move up Church’s hierarchy: Pope

Being an apostle does not mean climbing up the Church’s hierarchy to look down on others but humbling oneself in a spirit of service, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.


Catechism in a Year podcast tops charts

For the third year in a row, a Catholic podcast has bolted out of the gate in the New Year to become the most popular on Apple Podcasts, beating out secular podcasts from The New York Times, NBC News and NPR. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Freedom found in offering God what is hardest to give up, Pope says

Pope Francis spoke yesterday about how freeing it can be for people to let go of the things that they are most attached to in life and place them in God’s “benevolent hands”. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Pope invokes saints to explain spiritual consolation 

Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience yesterday. Source: CNA.