Coming January 1, 2023
The Catechism in a Year
with Fr. Mike Schmitz

In response to countless requests, we’re thrilled to announce that on January 1, 2023, Ascension will be launching a second daily podcast: The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)!

Through The Bible in a Year podcast, over a million listeners have come to understand Sacred Scripture like never before, and they don’t want to stop there.

With this new podcast, Catholics who desire to understand the essential and fundamental wisdom of the Catholic Faith will be able to absorb over 2,000 years of Sacred Tradition—and transform their relationship with the Church that Christ founded.

If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life—this podcast is for you!

We can’t wait to start this incredible journey with you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why 2023?

The Catechism in a Year podcast is a huge undertaking that requires a lot of time and preparation. We’re determined to provide our listeners with an experience like The Bible in a Year, one that will transform their lives—we don’t want to rush it!

What should I do in the meantime?

Many listeners of The Bible in a Year have told us they plan to listen again in 2022, and we think that’s a great idea!

There is a LOT to absorb from the Word of God, and a thorough understanding of Scripture will enhance and deepen understanding of the Catholic Faith as laid out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

How can I best prepare for The Catechism in a Year?

Besides continuing to journey with Scripture in The Bible in a Year, check back with us throughout 2022 for updates on The Catechism in a Year!

What will The Catechism in a Year cover?

The Catechism in a Year will include the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each episode will cover a section of the Catechism, highlighting key sections, explaining the context, and showing how to live out the Faith in daily life.

What is the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

Published in 1992 under the direction of St. John Paul II, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the compendium of the essentials of Church teaching. It explains the fundamentals of Sacred Tradition and serves as a guide to Church doctrine.

What version of the Catechism will the podcast use?

As the podcast continues to develop, we will share more details about the Catechism and reading plan. Be sure to check back with us as we get closer to 2023!

How can I support The Catechism in a Year?

Share this information with your friends and family! You can also support Ascension's media efforts here.

Who is the host?

Fr. Mike Schmitz, the host of The Bible in a Year, is also taking on The Catechism in a Year for 2023! Please keep him and this project in your prayers.

How can I access the podcast?

The podcast will launch on January 1, 2023. At that time, you will be able to access the show from your favorite podcast app—click below to view some options. (Please keep in mind that The Catechism in a Year will not show up in these apps until January 1, 2023.)