catechesis Tag

PARAGUAY, Cristi Santa Cruz • I met Juanito when he first arrived at La Esperanza Educational Center (Youth Prison). He had just turned 15 and in between conversations he told me that he was not baptized. Talking a little more with him, I convinced him to begin the catechism classes for his baptism.  — With a very basic schooling, we started the catechesis, putting all the intelligence and the few pedagogical tools acquired, more by experience and intuition than by instruction, and we were learning who is God, his SonRead More
PARAGUAY, Ricardo Acosta and Maria Fischer • “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,” said Fr. Pedro as he poured the water over the head of one of the participants of the youth social reintegration program at CMT (Casa Madre de Tupãrenda), who received the sacrament of baptism, a sign of the new life and the mercy of the Triune God. — His name is Antonio*. His godmother Magdalena is the sewing instructor. Far away, in Europe, he has other sponsors, whoRead More
In the general audience of the second Wednesday of May, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, on a spring day in St. Peter’s Square before several thousand Christians and pilgrims from many countries, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family and real, everyday life, on the doorway of which are written three words that he has already spoken about, namely: May 1?, thank you, and sorry. Complete text of the Holy Father’s Catechesis translated from the Italian The Family — Three Words Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning!Read More