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Renewing Catechesis at the Living Sources

Authored by Dr. Petroc Willey in Issue #2.3 of Catechetical Review
Most importantly, St. John Paul draws our attention to the action of the Trinity in catechesis. The “living Sources” are the Persons of the Trinity. The sources we seek, and from which our catechesis is perpetually renewed, are not in the past but in the living present. Christ comes to reveal the face and love of the Father. Christ himself is the teacher, speaking through his Church, today. Our catechesis is to echo this divine voice, allowing those we teach to hear Christ and his words through our lips. Our catechesis also directs people to the Holy Spirit, who is the “interior Master,” forming us in order to attune us to the voice of Christ: “to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. He comes to meet us and kindles faith in us.”

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