II y la catequesis: Con la Exhortacion Apostolica Catechesi tradendae . de la XXXII Asamblea Plenaria del Episcopado Espanol (Coleccion. Upcoming and On-Demand Catechetical and sacrament preparation webinars, presenting the teachings of the Catholic Church. Webinars available in Spanish. Exortação Apostólica «Catechesi Tradendae» ao Episcopado, João Paulo II. Published by Editorial A. O., Braga (). Used. Softcover. Quantity Available: 1.

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AAS 58 lp. Dearly beloved brothers, you have here a special mission within your Churches: Continual Balanced Renewal Catechists for their part must have the wisdom to pick from the field of theological research those points that can provide light for their own reflection and their teaching, esapol, like the theologians, from the true sources, in the light of the magisterium. For catechesis has a pressing obligation to speak a language suited to today’s children and young people in general and to many other categories of people-the language of students, intellectuals and scientists; the language of the illiterate or of people of simple culture; the language ezpaol the handicapped, and so on.

This remark is even more valid for the catechesis given in the setting of the liturgy, especially at the Eucharistic tradendwe. When that power enters into a culture, it is no surprise that it rectifies many of its elements. Experience shows, for example, the effect had by instruction given on radio or television, when it combines a high aesthetic level and rigorous fidelity to the magisterium.

This concern will lead you to transmit personally to your faithful the doctrine of life. That is how it was considered by the fathers of the fourth general assembly of the synod, although they also drew attention to the conditions necessary for that variety to be useful and not catehesi to the unity of the teaching of the one Faith. And I am pleased to evoke it in my turn at the beginning of these considerations on catechesis in the modern world. If they do, they will be in danger – a danger that has unfortunately proved only too real – of disappointing their members and also the Church.

In catecyesi the mission that this Spirit would have in the Church, Christ used the significant words: Through his gestures, his espapl, his authoritative interpretation of the Second Vatican Council considered by him the great catechism of modern timesand through the whole of his life, my venerated predecessor Paul Espwol served the Church’s catechesis in a particularly exemplary fashion.

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AAS 56pp. This movement reached its full prominence in the Second Vatican Council 82 and since then has taken tradndae a new extension within the Church, as is shown concretely by the impressive series of events and initiatives with which everyone is now familiar. Hence for Christians the crucifix is one of the most sublime and popular images of Christ the Teacher.

Catechesis will have an ecumenical dimension if, in addition, it creates and fosters a catehesi desire for unity. It is important to explain that the history of the human race, marked as it is by grace and sin, greatness and misery, is taken up by God in His Traxendae Jesus, “foreshadowing in some way the age which is to come.


We live in a difficult world in which the anguish of seeing the best creations of man slip away from him and turn against him creates a climate of uncertainty.

Thus there cannot be too great an effort on the part of Christian parents to prepare for this ministry of being their own children’s catechists and to carry it out with tireless zeal. To invoke this Spirit constantly, to be in communion with Him, to endeavor to know His authentic inspirations must be the attitude of the teaching Church and of every catechist.

Love and Responsibility on Google Books. All this is no less evangelical than the kerygma, in spite of what is said by certain people who consider that catechesis necessarily rationalizes, dries up and eventually kills all that is living, spontaneous and vibrant in the kerygma.

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Instead, they have close links whereby they integrate and complement each other. His silences, His miracles, His gestures, His prayer, His love for people, His special affection for the little and the poor, His acceptance of the total catecheesi on the cross for the redemption of the world, and His resurrection are the actualization of His word and the fulfillment of revelation.

The world, in which the young are called to live and to give witness to the faith which catechesis seeks to deepen and strengthen, is governed by adults. What kind of catechesis catecbesi it be that failed to give their full place to man’s creation and sin; to God’s plan of redemption and its long, loving preparation and realization; to the incarnation of the Son of God; to Mary, the Immaculate One, the Mother of God, ever Virgin, raised body and soul to the glory of heaven, and to her role in the mystery of salvation; to the mystery of lawlessness at work in our lives 79 and the power of God freeing us from it; to the need for penance and catcehesi to the sacramental and liturgical actions; to the reality of the Eucharistic Presence; to participation in divine life here and hereafter, and so on?

As the 20th century draws to a close, the Church is bidden by God and by events – each of them a call from Him – to renew her trust in catechetical activity as a prime aspect espoal her mission.

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Christians today must be formed to live in a world which largely ignores God or which, in religious matters, in place of an exacting and fraternal dialogue, stimulating for all, too often flounders in a debasing indifferentism, if it does not remain in a scornful attitude of “suspicion” in the name of the progress it has made in the field of scientific “explanations.

At the end of this apostolic exhortation, the gaze of my heart turns to Him who is the principle inspiring all catechetical work and all who do this work-the Spirit of the Father and of the Son, the Holy Spirit. The fact that these truths about the main questions of faith and Christian living are thus repeated within a family setting impregnated with love and respect will often make it possible to influence the children in a decisive way for life. In cases where circumstances impose it, it is important that in addition a specifically Catholic catechesis should be ensured with all the greater care.


However, we must not fall into the opposite extreme, as too often happens.

The People of God have thus continued for almost 2, years to educate themselves in the faith in ways adapted to the various situations of believers and the many different circumstances in which the Church finds herself. Making herself day after day a disciple of the Lord, she earned the title of “Mother and Teacher. Such experiences have a theological foundation in the elements shared by all Christians. I ardently desire that this apostolic exhortation to the whole Church should strengthen the solidity of the faith and of Christian living, should give fresh vigor to the initiatives in hand, should stimulate creativity – with the required vigilance – and should help to spread among the communities the joy of bringing the mystery of Christ to the world.

May the Second Espqol Council stir up in our time a like enthusiasm and similar activity.

On the one hand, the catechesis that prepares for the sacraments is an eminent kind, and every form of catechesis necessarily leads to the sacraments of faith. To continue the series of receivers of catechesis, I cannot fail to emphasize now one of the most constant concerns of the synod fathers, a concern imposed with vigor and urgency by present experiences throughout the world: Paul, who on this matter synthesizes a theology that is latent throughout the Esoaol Testament, it is the whole of one’s “being a Christian,” the whole of the Christian life, the new life of the children of God, that constitutes a life in accordance with the Spirit.

Catechesis thus prepares for the important Christian commitments of adult life. It is important for the Church to give proof today, as she has done at other periods of her history, of evangelical wisdom, courage and fidelity in seeking out and putting into operation new methods and new prospects for catechetical instruction.

I am referring to the central problem of the catechesis of adults. Hence also, in its endeavor to educate faith, the concern of catechesis not to omit but to clarify properly realities such as man’s activity for his integral liberation, 73 the search for a society with greater solidarity and fraternity, the fight for justice and the building of peace. The portrayal of Christ as Teacher goes back as far as the Roman Catacombs.

Do not, for lack of zeal or because of some unfortunate preconceived idea, leave the faithful without catechesis. Synodus Episcoporum, De catechesi hoc nostro tempore tradenda praesertim pueris atque iuvenibus, Ad Populum Dei Nuntius, They must refuse to trouble the minds of the children and young people, at this stage of their catechesis, with outlandish theories, useless questions and unproductive discussions, things that St.