As the Catholic Church embarks on the mission of teaching the Christian faith, the new Directory for Catechesis (2020) lays the how-to guidelines for catechesis and presents universal norms to guide pastors and catechists in the work of evangelization. The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization presents the Directory to guide the proclamation of the Gospel by the Christian faithful to people of all ages and in all seasons of life.
The Directory places catechetical instruction and formation of catechetical teachers clearly within the realm of evangelization. It offers guidelines to assist in the creation of local directories and catechisms and clarifies the importance of catechetical renewal in Christian communities. The Directory affirms the presentation of the Catholic faith articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a sound point of reference for instruction while drawing deeply from Scripture and the writings of recent popes, especially Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium.
These guidelines are important for bishops, who are the primary catechists in their local diocese. The Directory will also be indispensable for all those responsible for formal religious instruction, including pastors and parish priests, deacons, lay and religious catechists, and religious education teachers in dioceses, parishes, and schools. The Directory will furthermore aid directors of formation who train the faithful in the forms and means of catechesis, including seminary rectors, directors of formation for the permanent diaconate, and lay ecclesial minster formation program directors.
A joint publication of OSV and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), the Catechist’s Guide to the Directory for Catechesis introduces catechists to the structure and content of this new and important document. Written in accessible language for anyone who teaches the Catholic Faith to others, this brief, magazine-style guide provides an overview of the organization of the directory, key quotes from the document, and discussion of the major themes and how they relate to catechesis today.
Filled with powerful testimonies from catechists; the fundamentals of evangelization, catechesis, and discipleship; and even helpful connections for parents, An Evangelizing Catechesis will change your approach to teaching the Catholic Faith. It is perfect for parish catechists, Catholic school religion teachers, parish and diocesan catechetical leaders, youth ministers, RCIA coordinators, pastors, and parents.
Psychologist and master catechist Dr. Joseph provides a practical outline for structuring your own catechetical ministry based on the divine pedagogy.
A la vez que la Iglesia Católica continua con su misión de enseñar la fe cristiana, el Directorio para la Catequesis (2020) establece pautas prácticas para la catequesis y presenta normas universales para guiar la evangelización. El Pontificio Consejo para la Promoción de la Nueva Evangelización presenta el Directorio para avivar la proclamación del Evangelio a personas de todas las edades y en todas la etapas de la vida.