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n. pl. cat·e·che·ses (-sēz)
Oral instruction given to catechumens.

[Late Latin catēchēsis, from Greek katēkhēsis, oral instruction, from katēkhein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.]

cat′e·chet′i·cal (-kĕt′ĭ-kəl) adj.


(ˌkætɪˈkɛtɪkəl) or


(Education) of or relating to teaching by question and answer
ˌcateˈchetically adv


(ˌkæt ɪˈkɛt ɪ kəl)

also cat`e•chet′ic,

pertaining to teaching by question and answer.
[1610–20; < Medieval Latin catēchētic(us)]
cat`e•chet′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.catechetical - of or relating to or involving catechesis
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth


(ˈkӕtikizəm) noun
1. a book (especially religious) of instructions by means of question and answer.
2. a series of searching questions on any subject.
catechetical (-ketikl) adjective
catechetical class.
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A catechist must have a minimum C- in KCSE, a Diploma in Catechetical studies from a recognised catechetical college/ institute and should not be beyond 35 years.
The celebration is part of the local Church's nine-year "spiritual journey" that started in 2013 towards the 500th Jubilee of Christianization of the Philippines with a catechetical theme for each year.
Sadlier is a publisher of print and digital educational materials for PreK-12 public and private schools and catechetical materials for Catholic schools, parishes and families.
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He noted how the dominance of strict Neo-Thomism was also reflected by the failure of the catechetical revival movement in Europe, which after World War II began in earnest to affect North America.
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The volume concludes with another genuinely important essay by Salvador Ryan, which relates five surviving Irish catechetical tracts to contemporary preoccupations and developments within continental catechesis.
The document is catechetical in nature, emphasizing that the catechetical process cannot be evaluated since it involves a personal spiritual journey, yet at the same time insisting that religion be as academically serious and rigorous as other disciplines, which by definition include sophisticated evaluation procedures.
For example, the question of who translated or who wrote a text determined whether materials ranging from sermons to catechetical texts would receive official approval as means for Christian instruction.
On November 14, 2007, the 221 Catholic bishops of the United States gathered for their semi-annual meeting, where they unanimously approved a document entitled Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB], 2008; hereafter, Framework).
The author has organized the main body of his text in five chapters devoted to Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, catechetical innovations, contemplating the book of nature, the spiritual exercise of reading, public maladies and prudent reform, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Catechetical and educational institutions were established; a meeting between the Archbishop of Guwahati and a young tribal chief was a turning point in the history of the Catholic Church in Arunachal Pradesh where conversions among the local people confirmed the roots of the fledgling Church.