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Welcome to the Catechetical Review, an international quarterly catechetical journal primarily written for Directors of Religious Education, catechetical leaders, Catholic school teachers, 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

RCIA & Adult Faith Formation – Catholicity: The Catholic Non-Conspiracy
By Fr. Drake McCalister
The human heart loves mysteries. By mystery, I mean hidden knowledge that requires a sleuth to uncover the truth. We love the idea of discovering lost secrets that upend our entire understanding of our world. Think of space aliens and the secret Area 51 in New Mexico. Think of movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark where the “true purpose” of the Ark... Read more
Catholic Schools – Apostolicity: Guarding the Deposit of Faith
By Regina Deighan
A frequently asked question from the young women I teach is, “Don’t you feel like it’s unfair that women can’t be priests?” As a woman working in the Church and teaching the faith, I think they expect me to feel cheated, as if my rights are being disrespected. While I have taken the time to consider the question and its implications, I would never... Read more
From the Shepherds – A Half Century of Progress: The Church’s Ministry of Catechesis, Part Two
By Monsignor John Pollard
We continue this series from the last issue of the Catechetical Review here in the "From the Shepherds" department because of its reflections on the writings of the bishops of the universal Church. The five decades between the Second Vatican Council and the publication of the third general catechetical directory in 2020 have been an... Read more

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