Pope Starts New Catechesis

Since he concluded Blessed Pope JPII’s series on the canticles of Morning and Evening Prayer, Pope Benedict’s Wednesday Audience catechesis has been concentrating on the Saints of the Church, starting with the apostles and, well, six years later having covered just about everybody who was anybody in the calendar of saints.

Yesterday he began something new: a catechetical series on prayer. This will be very interesting indeed…

See the Rome Reports Youtube segment of the Pope teaching in English here.

See text of the first catechesis on prayer here.

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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2 Responses to Pope Starts New Catechesis

  1. John Nolan says:

    Interesting that the Pope, like his predecessor, is concerned with issues of faith. I’ve just watched +Cantuar on the beeb worrying that Osama bin Laden might have been unarmed when he was slotted.

  2. Hannah says:

    Hi John
    I tend to agree with +Cantaur not because what Bin Laden stood for or even his death but to be careful that we do not do what he himself did, wether to him or others.
    what is the difference between what he did and what our side did? except that we should not become barbarian otherwise its only a matter of sides.
    Yes I understand he murdered innocent victims and his group has continued to do so but is our retaliation more justified? Whilst he cannot be deemed innocent he also was a human and I remember JPII saying in one of his writings/talks that a human always remains a human even in their darkness. What is so sacred about “humanity” that we always remain so even in moments of great error. Isuspect that it’s that “breath” of God which originally animated him, ( Bin Laden). What has happened to that “breath?” and perhaps this is why we are encouraged not to judge and let perogative remain with God who originally animated him.
    anyway just a thought.

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