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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Fidelity to God and Fidelity to Man
By Jason Gale
One of the most interesting elements of guidance given by the Church in the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) is the pedagogical principle of “Fidelity to God and Fidelity to Man.”[1] What is unique about this and also essential for any catechist is the fact that this principle should guide both content and methodology. In fact, St. John Paul... Read more
Three Roles of Lay Catechists: Part 3, The Parish Catechist
By Dr. Gerard O'Shea
came to the role of catechist in a parish setting very late in my career. For the whole of my adult life, I had worked in some way as a teacher in a Catholic school with responsibility for catechesis as part of my vocation. From the age of twenty-five, I had also exercised the primary catechetical responsibility with my own children. With such a... Read more
Los tres papeles de los catequistas laicos: El catequista de parroquia
By Dr. Gerard O'Shea
Llegué al papel de catequista parroquial en una fase ya muy avanzada de mi carrera. Durante toda mi vida adulta, me había desempeñado como profesor en una escuela católica y una parte de mi vocación incluía ser responsable de la catequesis. Desde la edad de veinticinco años, también había ejercido la responsabilidad catequética principal con... Read more


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