Fans of the Bible In A Year podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and produced by Ascension Press, will be happy to hear that a new podcast is being planned. The new podcast series will be called the Catechism In A Year. It will begin on January 1, 2023, and will walk listeners through the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) in 365 days.
This new podcast is aimed at helping all listeners understand the essential teachings of the Catholic Church and why they matter. Each podcast will also include commentary and interpretation by Fr. Mike, one of the elements that made his Bible In A Year podcast so popular.
Ascension Press hopes that this new effort will assist everyone in transforming our relationship “with the Church that Christ founded” and help us to see how Church teaching reflects Sacred Scripture. Like the Bible In A Year podcast, there is no fee required to subscribe to the new Catechism In A Year podcast, although donations are always gratefully accepted. Fr. Mike will be using the second edition of the CCC, which includes the revision to paragraph 2267. This is the paragraph revised in 2018 by Pope Francis, concerning the death penalty and capital punishment.
For more information, visit Ascension Press. On their site, you are able to sign up for the podcast and join the Catechism In A Year Facebook group, as well as preorder the CCC edition which Fr. Mike will read from. This new edition will be available this fall.
Considering that the original Bible In A Year podcast was one of the top podcasts in America, being downloaded millions of times with hundreds of thousands of faithful listeners (and even a billboard in New York’s Times Square), let’s hope that this new podcast will also be a great tool of evangelization, promoting the Church’s teaching with clarity, charity and hope.