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Pope Francis explains the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at his general audience

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis reflected on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity during his general audience catechesis. Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox celebrate the event at the same time, from January 18th to 25th. The Pope proposed that "beginning from the baptism we all share [...]
Tags: Baptism, Ecumenical dialogue, Unity, Catechesis, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope Francis: Salvation can't be bought! Jesus is free!

Video (Rome Reports). During his catechesis, the Pope explained some of the Jubilee of Mercy's most important symbols. One of them is walking through the Holy Door. It symbolizes when Jesus said in the Gospel that He is the door to salvation. Walking through it, [...]
Tags: Church, Catechesis, Forgiveness, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope: Why are less couples getting married?

Video. (Rome Reports). A big crowd of more than 60,000 people cheered Pope Francis on, as he made his way through St. Peter's Square in the popemobile. Along the way, he blessed many children, he greeted pilgrims and he even made a good catch. [...]
Tags: Faith, Marriage, Love, Catechesis, family, Pope Francis

I discovered a whole new world

Although I was baptized in the Catholic Church when I was eleven, I received very little religious education during my childhood and youth. However, my closeness to the faith intensified over time. To make that happen, God used different people that I met at different [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Faith, Catechesis, Holy Communion, Year of Faith, Costa Rica

Formation, a constant job

Formation, a constant job There is an urgent need for spreading the doctrine of Christ. Store up your training, fill yourself with clear ideas, with the fullness of the Christian message, so that afterwards you can pass it on to others. —Don’t expect God to illuminate you, for [...]
Tags: Study, Faith, Formation, Catechesis, Year of Faith

I saw three hundred, three hundred thousand, thirty million, three thousand million…

At the beginning of 1933 St Josemaria gave the first of what would afterwards be called "St Raphael circles". The St Raphael circles or classes are the axis of all the other Christian formational activities organized by Opus Dei for young people on the human, [...]
Tags: Spiritual guidance, Doctrine, Formation, History, Youth, Catechesis

Saturday morning catechism

College students with a good grasp of the Christian faith go to districts in the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, to teach catechism to children and young people. As time goes by, as well as recalling episodes from their classes, they realise that they themselves are [...]
Tags: Doctrine, Youth, Opus Dei, Catechesis