I’m unbelievably excited to share this announcement with you!
I’ve been working hard with my friend Paul Fahey to create our very first academy, all to help us be better catechists.
SmartCatholics has always been about creating a haven for learners and Catholics to share conversations and questions. Now, we’re (finally!) launching the next phase: education and catechesis.
2022 launched our podcast, Pope Francis Generation – which blew us away with its popularity.
Now, check out Father’s Heart Academy! It is for any Catholic who wants to grow in their relationship with God and the Church. It is also perfect for catechists and ministers who want to experience life-giving catechesis in order to share it with others.
Are you feeling alienated from Catholic culture? Are you looking for more compelling answers to your questions about Church teaching? Are you searching for a more beautiful Gospel?
The mission of Father’s Heart Academy is to present Church teachings in light of the Kerygma, the proclamation of God’s goodness and desire for us, and walk with you through the Church’s actual teachings, clearing away any added opinions and rules.
Our program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of magisterial teachings.
- This spring we will study Desiderio Desideravi, Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Letter about the Eucharistic Liturgy. And that’s just the beginning!
- In May/June we will study Pope Francis’ foundational teaching about holiness, Gaudete et Exsultate.
- And in August/September we will study Fratelli Tutti, the Church’s newest social encyclical that presents the antidote for the world’s social problems.
We will study each of these documents as a group, with time for teaching, discussion, personal reflection, and prayer.
In addition to studying magisterial documents, at Father’s Heart Academy, you’ll have access to Paul Fahey’s podcast and articles, and be a part of a community to discuss them. Each month, you’ll also have the opportunity to virtually meet up with me to discuss a particular topic, recent podcast, or current event in the Church. We also offer seminars on specific topics and documents.
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Who is Paul Fahey?
Paul Fahey, the founder of Father’s Heart Academy, is a lay minister and catechist with over eight years of experience. He is a retreat leader, catechist formator, writer, creator of the Pope Francis Generation podcast, and a co-founder of Where Peter Is. He holds an undergraduate degree in Theology and is currently in a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
His long-term goal is to provide pastoral counseling for Catholics who have been spiritually abused, counseling for Catholic ministers, and counseling education so that ministers are more equipped to help others in their ministry.
Don’t let the personal opinions of online apologists or clerics cloud your understanding of Church teachings.
Join Father’s Heart Academy and discover the beauty and truth of the Gospel. Learn how to use the Church’s texts in your daily life and grow in your faith.
Father’s Heart Academy will launch at the end of the month.
Details and schedules are coming soon!