Editor's Notes: Liturgical Catechesis

Authored by Dr. Petroc Willey in Issue #32.4 of The Sower

The theme of this issue of The Sower is liturgical catechesis, with a particular emphasis on the place of art and architecture. It was a topic dear to the heart of the very first editor of The Sower, Canon Francis Drinkwater, who founded this catechetical journal in 1919. Drinkwater was a pioneer in the movement to root catechesis more closely in the liturgy. In 1948, for example, in an article, ‘Catechesis and the Liturgy’, he argued that teaching the faith should be an ‘overflow’ from the celebration of the Mass and should explain ‘the real inward meaning of the Mass’, that of ‘sacrifice, as between man and God’.

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