Pope Francis on “One of the Most Beautiful Educational Adventures” – Being a Catechist!

Here is a great summary (by James V. Schall, S.J.) of the address that Pope Francis gave to catechists at the International Conference for Catechesis this past Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Pope Francis, Catechist in Action

Pope Francis reads a speech during a meeting with catechists in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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