Ascension | Bible & Catechism 4+

Bible in a Year & more

Ascension Publishing Group, LLC

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Listen to Bible in a Year and Catechism in a Year while reading along with the texts! The Ascension app is the only app in the world to combine Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins, the Great Adventure Catholic Bible, Catechism in a Year, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition, in the same place.

All users can access the full text of the Bible, Catechism, and audio of both of Fr. Mike’s podcasts for free.
To access all of the app’s content, Ascension offers two auto-renewing subscription options:
$8.99 per month
$59.99 per year

These subscriptions support the further development of our app, and include all our audio Bible studies, nearly 1,000 Bible Q&As, special companion content for every episode of Bible in a Year, and immediate access to all our new features.

Your subscription will renew automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. Please contact us at if you have any issues or questions.
(Please note these prices are for users in the USA)

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What’s New

Version 1.13.1

- fix occasional Bible Study session playback crash

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40.2K Ratings

40.2K Ratings

At view ,

Completed Bible in a year… Started catechism in a year

I completed Bible in a year and then thought about repeating it as there’s so much information I knew I could gleam the second time through. I did consider catechism in a year, but I wasn’t sure if it would be interesting enough to give a whole year to it. I’ve never looked at the catechism, or I should say since I was in junior high, so it was a foreign book to me by this time.
Jeff Cavins, and father, Mike Schmitz took off, running with catechism in a year! The groundwork they laid was so exciting, and the way they talked about the changes that would happen for you, I wanted in. Now I am very early in the program, but I can tell you it is profoundly interesting and Like Bible in a year I do believe them when they say catechism in a year will change you. Let me explain. When some thing interests you intellectually it will stay in the forefront of your brain and that means you will think on it often-this equals a form of meditation! Whatever you meditate upon will produce changes in your heart! (Remember, this can work both ways good and bad) Since we’re here for the good and the program is for a year I’ll update with specifics (even personal changes/challenges)and let you know if it stays on its current trajectory or if we fall off….Tj

seeker11177 ,

Just what I asked for!

Bible in a year? How about the Bible 2 times a year or 3 or 4!
I’ve been waiting years for a true Catholic audio Bible. A couple years ago when I was listening to The Bible in a Year with Father Mike I requested that Ascension turn his Bible narration into an audiobook since as far as I could find there were only 2 versions, a very old (1940’s or 50’s maybe) Douay-Rheims that has missing parts and a variety of narrators and a King James. Catholics have desperately needed an updated audio Bible. Well, they’ve done what I asked! Perhaps many people made this request because there is a dearth of full Catholic audio Bibles while Protestants have an absolute plethora. We too should know the Bible as well as Protestants do since “The Bible is a Catholic Book” (Jimmy Akin). If you listen for an hour a day you can potentially listen to the Bible 3-4 times per year. If you speed it up, and Ascension has inclued this function, you could listen even more.
Thank you Ascension for giving us this great gift! I’m sure the rest of the app is as useful as the audio Bible but, personally, I only have eyes for the audio Bible. There is no audio for the Catechism but I’m sure that will be available sometime next year after Father Mike has finished narrating it.

Trekk3r ,

A little pricey, but well worth it!

I’ve tried the Bible in a Year and Catechism in a Year before and failed. Sometimes I would fall behind, but honestly, I just got tired of trying to find the podcast I needed that day or where we were supposed to be. I downloaded the course guide, and that was some help, but I just needed more organization in my life.

So I downloaded the Ascension App, and I don’t know how I lived without it. Every day, I just open the app, I know what my readings are and even what my daily Mass readings are. This is a one-stop-shop for practicing Catholics. The fact that you can go deeper into topics and watch related content is even better. If this app had a daily Rosary built in, I would be set!

There are sooooo many apps out their competing for Catholic’s attention right now, some free, some pay, and some are good and others are a waste of time. I would use this app every day, so it is totally worth the price. People that might complain about the price, maybe they should drop a streaming service or two, or not buy that expensive coffee every morning. It’s worth the sacrifice to have an app that organizes your spiritual study life.

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