Thus it is no surprise that every stirring in the field of theology also has repercussions in that of catechesis. In this period immediately after the Council, the. Magisterial Documents: Catechesi Tradendae. Apostolic Exhortation on Catechesis in Our Time Pope John Paul II 16 October The full document is . Perhaps no other papal document more eloquently articulates the importance of catechesis in our time — and how to undertake it — than Catechesi Tradendae.

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Brief History Inthe synod of bishops met in Rome to discuss the theme, “Catechesis in our time, with special reference to the catechesis of children and young people.

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The two synods, andare twins in the ministry of the Word. Due to the work of the synods, the terms, evangelization and catechesis, were clearly defined.

Evangelization is the beginning stage, the first encounter and decision to embrace the faith; catechesis is the deepening, the instruction in the doctrine once the faith-decision has been made. The work of and its resulting apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandibecame the study material in preparation for the catechesis synod.


Two documents prepared by the bishops resulted from the catechesis synod. One, Message to the People of Godwas publicly presented at the end of the sessions on October 29, The second document, consisting of thirty-four propositions and ca.

One thousand amendments to the propositions, was sent privately to Pope Paul VI. As had been the case at the evangelization synod, the bishops requested that a magisterial tradenxae be written in summary of the deliberations. The Message to the People of God first established the distinguishing elements between evangelization and catechesis.

The starting point, evangelization, is ideally followed by, as the message states, “continued growth and maturation in faith. The bishops of the synod defined catechesis as “every ecclesial activity which seeks to bring about growth in faith.

In regard to Marian catechesis, an American contribution at the synod was presented by Cardinal Carberry of St. Mary, a “compendium of catechetics,” catechei she is “a living catechism.

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Pope John Paul II stated that the General Catechetical Directory of was to remain the norm for catechesis, and specialists were tradenddae be called upon to define the various meanings and branches of catechesis. Bernardin, “Introduction,” Synod of Bishops- Message to the People of God and Interventions of the U. May the Virgin of Pentecost obtain this for us through her intercession. By a unique vocation, she saw her Son Jesus “increase in wisdom and in stature, and in favor. She was catecuesi first in time, because even when she found her adolescent Son in the temple she received from Him lessons that she kept in her heart.


She was “both mother and disciple,” as St.

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Augustine said catecnesi her, venturing to add that her discipleship was more important for her than her motherhood. May the presence of the Holy Spirit, through the prayers of Mary, grant ctechesi Church unprecedented enthusiasm in the catechetical work that is essential for her. Thus will she effectively carry out, at this moment of grace, her inalienable and universal mission, the mission given her by her Teacher: Paul Editions This source: L’ Osservatore RomanoEnglish Edition.

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