Dec. 5, 2011: The Catechism, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Diverse Christmas Traditions

Haley Hoyle, a student at St. Maria Goretti’s preschool and kindergarten, works with the miniature altar candles in the atrium. Atriums are part of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program developed in Italy in the 1950s. (File photo by Andrew Junker/CATHOLIC SUN)

On today’s program we’ll continue our exploration of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Eric Westby of the Kino Institute. Then we’ll be joined by Mary Mirrione, director of the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She will be talking about how the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was started and how it’s taught. Ignacio Rodriguez, associate director of Ethnic Ministries of the Diocese of Phoenix, will talk to us about Christmas traditions around the world. Finally we’ll hear from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted with his special reflection on stewardship of time in adoration.

The Bishop’s Hour is a program produced by and for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, presenting Church news and theological reflections, discussing contemporary issues facing today’s Catholics in Arizona, and featuring a weekly message from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. It airs each Monday at 10 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

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