On Catechesis in Our Time, Part II

Authored by Dr. Alan Schreck in Issue #32.1 of The Sower

Here we continue to explore the second part of Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter on catechesis,issued in the second year of his pontificate, October 16, 1979.

The Holy Father begins the fourth section of Catechesi Tradendae (henceforth CT) by noting that the content of catechesis and evangelization is the same—the Good News of salvation. However, in catechesis the Word is “probed unceasingly” through reflection, study and simply living the Faith (no. 26). The source of this Good News, of course, is Scripture and Tradition, the “single sacred deposit of the Word of God” (cf Vatican II, Dei Verbum, no. 10).

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