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Catechetical Saints: Blessed John Paul II, Pt. 2

Authored by Sr. M. Johanna Paruch in Issue #32.4 of The Sower
In his forward to John Paul II: Catechist, Terence Cardinal Cooke stated that the Holy Father viewed ‘catechesis as one of the principal elements of his ministry of service to all of us.’ In the Preface to the same text, the author states that in Catechesi Tradendae, John Paul II, the Church’s first teacher of the faith, expounds his authoritative teaching on teaching the faith of Christ: the Pope appears in this document in his role as the Church’s principal catechist. He goes on to say that it is ‘no exaggeration to call it [CT] a new charter for religious education today.’

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