catechism catechism  /ˈkæ tə ˌkɪ zəm/


  1. (n) a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
  2. (n) an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers


  1. To generations of Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Calvinists, a catechism was a manual of questions and answers on doctrine that youngsters were expected to memorize.
  2. The catechism, which was endorsed by the Dutch hierarchy, came under Vatican fire for being ambiguous about such subjects as Jesus' sacrifice and the perpetual virginity of Mary.
  3. To explain the concept to modern man, the Dutch catechism describes it as the collective guilt in which each human being participates.


  1. 'Catechism' improv has crowds laughing

    “'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism III” arrived for its third session of adult catechism class Friday at the Omaha Community Playhouse, settling in for a monthlong run.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. Weekend Preview, June 14-16, 2013

    It's the third weekend in June - time to eat some pierogi at Polish Fest! Afterwards, get free admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum, catch some "Late Nite Catechism" at the Marcus Center, attend the Beer Lovers' Festival at Bayshore or celebrate Father's Day around the city. It's all here - and more - in this edition of the Weekend Preview.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

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  1. Daniels said of Obama, "I'm impressed with his candidate skills, and I expect once he has finished running against Senator Clinton, he will depart from the MoveOn catechism. Why would America vote for a candidate echoing what Senator Kennedy has...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Mitch Daniels Source: Washington Post

  2. As Cardinal Levada says, these are Anglicans who have declared that "they share the common Catholic faith as it is expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and accept the Petrine ministry as something Christ willed for the Church".
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: William Levada Source: Times Online

  3. "Being an old guy who hasn't memorized anything but the catechism for confirmation, I was having a little trouble sometimes," Raschke said. "My poor wife suffered through the readings with me ...... and rehearsed with me before the rehearsal....
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Baron Von Raschke Source:

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