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508 Catechetical Documents


508. Catechetical Documents This course presents the major documents in catechesis since Second Vatican Council. It invites the readers to appreciate the progress of catechesis in the mind of the church and in practice over the course of the past decades. It also encourages consideration of how the documents coming from the Vatican for the universal church have been appropriated by the Catholic Church in the United States.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the relationship between evangelization and catechesis
  • Understand that the purpose of evangelization is to promote faith and conversion in Christ
  • Understand the relationship between the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the
  • catechetical documents
  • Understand what these documents have in common and how they are unique
  • Understand the contribution, meaning, and purpose of each document
  • Understand the importance of using diverse methodologies in the catechetical field
  • Understand the importance of the use of media for an effective catechesis