Pop-Up Catechesis: The Fourth Commandment and Listening

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

It seems like podcasts are all the rage these days. There is no shortage of voices we can listen to concerning any subject. Whereas, in conversation, we often ask people what they are reading, today it is also common to ask people who they are listening to. Interestingly enough, this was a question that God had for Adam and Eve when he found them hiding in the bushes after eating the “forbidden fruit.” God asks, “Who told you that you were naked?” In other words, “Who have you been listening to?” Unfortunately, they had been listening to the voice of the serpent instead of the voice of God. The Fourth Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother,” teaches us that there are important voices to which we need to listen, beginning with our parents and extending to all those in legitimate authority. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the Fourth Commandment and ask ourselves, “Whose voices am I listening to?”

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About Joe Paprocki 2599 Articles
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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