Doing the Catechism In A Year and I’m not even behind yet

+JMJ+ I’ve been listening to the Catechism In A Year podcast, well, watching it on YouTube. And I have to tell you how much I am enjoying it. I’m not trying to post notes about it the way I tried to do with his Bible In A Year podcast. 

I tried to post daily Twitter threads complete with images and that was too much. I ended up giving up on that one. I’ll try again at some point but I’ll do it the way I’m doing this one, listening, not taking notes, not even reading. Just listening. Then later I watch/listen again to parts of it and maybe make a note or two. Mostly I’ve just been listening. 

Last night I watched Day 44: The Scandal of Evil. (Linked image below will take you to the video on YouTube.)

You can catch Fr. Mike’s Catechism In A Year on YouTube, Spotify, Apple, or the Ascension Press website. I’m enjoying listening (the videos on YouTube are mainly audio with a running transcript on the screen), but I gotta tell ya, I’m considering playing the drinking game every time he says “incredible” and that will mean several drinks per episode. I think it will be incredible. ;)

If God the Father almighty, the Creator of the ordered and good world, cares for all his creatures, why does evil exist? There is not a single aspect of the Christian message that is not in part an answer to the question of evil.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 309. Emphasis in the original. Part of the Catechism In A Year podcast, Day 44.

If you’re just getting started, don’t worry about catching up. There is no hurry, it’s not a race. Just begin at the beginning and take it one day at a time. I do recommend that you do it that way instead of jumping right in at the current episode. There are some things to understand that are dealt with in a certain order and even if you know all of this stuff and you’ve heard it all before, still, begin again at the beginning. I always hear or read something I missed before or I hear or read it differently this time around. Or ignore me and plunge right in. Whatever works for you. The point is to do it.

Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. May we grow in holiness and virtue in the approaching Lenten season, and, by His grace, become the saints the Lord intends us to be. God bless you, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+    

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2 thoughts on “Doing the Catechism In A Year and I’m not even behind yet

  1. Ana S

    I am so glad to hear your thoughts on the Catechism in a Year. I, like you, listen to it on YouTube. I like to be able to read along. The one thing I would mention is the Catechism is on the USCCB website so it is not necessary to buy it. The Ascencion edition is lovely, I am sure, but too expensive for me.
    I would look forward to your thoughts as the podcast continues.


    1. Good point, Ana! I’ve linked to the various places to get the Catechism so many times in other posts, but you’re right, I should have included those links on here, too. I generally use the one at St. Charles Borromeo (also free) or in Verbum (an edition I purchased and it’s well worth it, linked to the Bible and many other books and documents, too). I’ll add them to the notes now. Thanks for reading and commenting, Ana, I appreciate it.


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