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Catechesis Pope Francis

Let go of anger before the sun sets: Pope

Reflecting on the sin of wrath, Pope Francis yesterday invited people to guard against channelling anger unjustly and insisted they follow Jesus’ example of forgiveness. Source: Vatican News.

Catechesis Pope Francis

The road to love must be travelled slowly: Pope

Continuing his catechetical series on vice and virtue, Pope Francis yesterday dedicated his general audience to highlighting the difference between love and lust, arguing that “in Christianity, there is no condemnation of the sexual instinct”. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Pope urges Christians to ‘be open’ to the Word of God

Pope Francis concluded his yearlong series of talks about zeal for evangelisation yesterday, urging Christians to “be open” to the Word of God. Source: NCR Online.

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.