Keeping Our Hearts Close to God

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

This past weekend, I challenged my parish to enter into the year of faith by embracing the four pillars of the faith that are presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These four areas are excellent ways to enter into the upcoming Year of Faith. To listen to my homily, click here.

Introducing the Catechism

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Vatican II, Year of Faith

On October 11, 1992, with the apostolic constitution entitled Fidei Depositum, Pope John Paul II promulgated a new universal Catechism of the Catholic Church. In his message to the faithful he explained that the new catechism has its origins in the Second Vatican Council. The principal task entrusted to the Council by Pope John XXIII was to guard and present …