Pope Francis speaking at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 14, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: Remain Vigilant Against Pride and "well-mannered demons"

Dec 14, 2022

Pope Francis encouraged Christians Wednesday to be vigilant against spiritual pride and the temptations of “well-mannered demons.”

General audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dec. 7, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: Freedom is Found in Offering to God What is Hardest to Give Up

Dec 7, 2022

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most attached to in life and place them in God’s “benevolent hands.”

Pope Francis | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Says this is the Difference Between Theologians and Catechists

Nov 24, 2022

Pope Francis on Thursday distinguished between how catechists and theologians interact with Church teaching.

Pope Francis speaking on St. Peter's Square, Vatican, Oct. 12, 2022 | Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis: Desire Points Our Discernment in the Right Direction

Oct 12, 2022

At his public audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the role desire plays in spiritual discernment, comparing it to a compass that points one in the right direction.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on September 28. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis: The First Element of Discernment is Prayer

Sep 28, 2022

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday.

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Launches New Catechesis Series on Discernment, Says It’s "indispensable for living"

Aug 31, 2022

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this reason, discernment is demanding,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis with a surprise visitor on stage at the General Audience in the Vatican on Aug. 17, 2022. Pablo Esparza / CNA

An Alliance Between Old and Young Will Save the Family: Pope Francis

Aug 17, 2022

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly.

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese

We Must Work Hard to Resolve Our “life-threatening challenges”: Catholic Bishop in Nigeria

Jan 28, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese has underscored the need for all Nigerians to work toward resolving solve the nation’s “life-threatening challenges” by themselves.

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Hopes New Ministry of Catechist will "awaken this vocation"

Sep 17, 2021

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May.

Bishop Sébastien Muyengo of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Uvira Diocese/ Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Recommends Countrywide Catechesis on Safeguarding of Creation

Jun 27, 2021

The Bishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Uvira Diocese has recommended countrywide catechesis on the safeguarding of creation through Diocesan programs.

Pope Francis receives an audience with the National Catechetical Office of the Italian bishops’ conference. Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Encourages Catechists to Lead Others to a Personal Encounter with Jesus

Feb 1, 2021

Pope Francis said Saturday that catechists have the vital responsibility of leading others to a personal encounter with Jesus through prayer, the sacraments, and Scripture.

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga addressing participants during the webinar on New Directory for Catechesis Saturday, December 19, 2020. / Daughters of St. Paul Nairobi, Kenya.

“Catechesis, an essential part of evangelization, spiritual renewal”: Kenya-based Prelate

Dec 21, 2020

The passing on of faith through catechesis is an important ingredient of spiritual renewal and maturity in a process that can take a lifetime, a Kenya-based Bishop has said at a virtual event.

Caption: Bishop John Yaw Afoakwah, Chairman of Ghana’s Catechetical Commission and Local Ordinary of Obuasi Diocese addressing participants at the National Catechetical Commission meeting at the St. Kizito Catechetical centre at Apowa, Takoradi on October 27, 2020. / Credit: Secondi-Takoradi DEPSOCOM

Catechesis “should necessarily effect visible change, transformation”: Bishop in Ghana

Oct 29, 2020

The need for Catholics in Ghana to take “seriously” their faith formation was a key highlight of the start of the National Catechetical Commission Meeting at which the Bishop who gave his opening remarks advocated for a catechesis that transforms lives.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella presents the new Directory for Catechesis at the Vatican, June 25, 2020. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Catholic Directory for Catechesis in ‘dynamic continuity’ with Church Teachings released

Jun 27, 2020

The Vatican Thursday published a new directory for catechesis, emphasizing both its continuity with two previous directories and its new content on contemporary issues such as sex and gender and medical advancements.