catechesis catechesis


  • (n) oral religious instruction (as before baptism or confirmation)

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  1. Some 204 bishops, most of them elected by their fellow bishops from nations around the world, converged for a month-long discussion of catechesis, particularly the religious .
  2. For instance, in catechesis (religious education), which Pope Paul fixed as the topic for the Synod, bishops are caught between priests who continually test how far they can .



  1. Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the congregation, explained that in providing the approved text at this time, "time [is allotted] for the pastoral preparation of priests, deacons and for appropriate catechesis of the lay faithful. It will...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Cardinal Francis Arinze Source: Indian Catholic

  2. As Pope John Paul II writes in "Catechesi Tradendae," "Family catechesis therefore precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of catechesis" (68.2).
    on Sep 15, 2004 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Arlington Catholic Herald

  3. "The task of highlighting an appropriate catechesis of creation - in order to recall the meaning and religious significance of its protection - is intimately connected to our duty as pastors," writes the Pope, "and could have an important...
    on Jul 20, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Vatican Radio

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