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Catholics in the United States are currently engaged in a four-year process of reflection, evangelization, and consultation called the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (from 2017 to 2020). At the core of this process is a catechetical model that builds upon the conviction that evangelization and catechesis must explicitly go hand in hand. The V Encuentro process will engage several million Catholics, directly and indirectly, in about 5,000 thousand parishes in most Catholic dioceses throughout the United States. The process is a perfect opportunity to assess to what extent the conceptual framework of the New Evangelization applied to catechesis can lead to a renewed appreciation of this important ecclesial activity in Catholic faith communities. At the same time, the process provides an occasion to take catechesis out of the “programmatic corner” where it dwells in many faith communities (e.g., pre-sacramental programs, “Sunday school”) and reposition it into a more integrated role in the Church’s wider evangelization efforts—a goal envisioned by most contemporary Church documents on catechesis but not always accomplished. In this essay, the author proposes that a community’s understanding of evangelization significantly influences how catechesis is conceived as well as the pedagogical and curricular commitments associated with it.
The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is presented to Catholics of the Latin and Eastern churches. It has the same arrangement as The Catechism of the Catholic Church with its four pillars: The Creed; The Sacraments; Moral Life; and Prayer. It gives a special focus to things left to us by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. Finally, it gives information about the Eastern Churches that Latin Catholics may find interesting.
This Australian edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is vinyl covered and attractive.Its convenient size and weight makes it ideal for those who wish to use the Catechism for easy reference, study or evangelization.
We all have questions and the Catechism of the Catholic Church is here to help us answer them, enabling us to grow and to learn on our journey of faith. This new hardback edition from CTS bring together affordability, simplicity and elegance to make the gift of the Catechism accessible to everyone.So what's different: brings the language of the Catechism into line with the latest liturgical translations to ensure a seamless connection between the Church's teachings and liturgy; new clearer and more attractive layout makes this edition much easier to read and to navigate; improved indexing and navigational tools make it simple to find what you need.
Essential pocket guide on how to read and understand the Catechism of the Catholic Church, its purpose, and use in teaching the faith. Written by an expert on catechesis, and intended for reading alone or as part of a group, this practical handbook will help unlock this most important and rich document of the Catholic Church. The text contains references so that this can be read alongside any version of the Catechism. Contents include: Gaining an Overview; Scope, Structure and Sequence; Unpacking the Message; Staying Connected; Learning from Sources; Making our Response.
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About the Catechetical Institute
The Catechetics Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville exists to prepare students to join the "army of catechists" called for by the late Pope Saint John Paul II, eager to help the Church in her mission of making all nations disciples of Jesus Christ. We combine a thorough study of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and magisterial documents with training in proper and effective pedagogical techniques to help our students grasp the intelligibility and coherence of divine truths, and to pass them along faithfully.