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

  • 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 .
  • 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 .

  • Cardinal Francis Arinze in Indian Catholic
    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...
  • Pope John Paul II in Arlington Catholic Herald
    As Pope John Paul II writes in "Catechesi Tradendae," "Family catechesis therefore precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of catechesis" (68.2).
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican Radio
    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...

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