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Welcome to The Catechetical Review, an international quarterly catechetical journal primarily written for Directors of Religious Education, catechetical leaders, religious educators, youth ministers, RCIA coordinators and anyone involved in faith formation. Its contributors, who aim to help in the formation of all those in a position to hand on the faith, come from academic catechetics faculties and “from the field”.

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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Editor's Reflections: Today's Catechist—Chosen and Empowered
By Dr. James Pauley
Free Why did the newly risen Christ appear to so few people? Can you imagine the sensation that would have accompanied the crucified and risen One had he revealed himself to all those in Jerusalem who were making ready to depart after the Passover? How Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin would have jumped to see the “one man [who] should die instead of the... Read more
SERIES Three Roles of Lay Catechists: Parents as Primary Catechists
By Dr. Gerard O'Shea
Over the next few issues of The Catechetical Review, I will be presenting three articles on the role of the catechist: from the perspectives of a parent, a teacher in a Catholic school, and a parish volunteer. I have fulfilled all of these roles myself, but may I say at the outset that none of them has been as personally important to me as the one... Read more
Seeing Theology: Church Architecture as a Source of Mystagogical Catechesis
By Dr. Denis McNamara
Nearly every teacher of the Faith has access to a church building; and a richly designed church offers more than an art history lesson or the record of a particular parish. In its deep theology, every church building is meant to be an architectural image of the Mystical Body of Christ brought to its heavenly glory, that is, Christ and his members... Read more

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