catechetics


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catechetics

(ˌkætəˈkɛtɪks)
n
the branch of theology that deals with catechesis

catechetics

that part of theological training that deals with the imparting of religious knowledge through catechesis and printed catechisms. — catechetic, catechetical, adj.
See also: Questioning
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The efforts of these Church leaders might be put to better use in practical catechetics that build strong moral character among the faithful, and so contribute more to the reign of peace felt by ordinary citizens everywhere, especially those who are innocent of illegal activities,' he said.
He was deeply concerned about the quality of the teaching of the catechism in school as well, prevailing upon Bishop Fallon to establish the Summer School of Catechetics in London, which was attended by teachers of religion, lay as well as religious.
Mother Teresa had also entrusted the 'catechetical training' of her junior sisters to Fr Luciano who was also the archdiocesan director for catechetics.
He was ordained in 1972, and has a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University and a doctorate in catechetics from The Catholic University of America.
The congregation went to the Northern Province of Shandong (Shantung) in 1929, with their initial mission to teach in a "school for virgins," that is, young ladies who, upon completion of their courses in catechetics, would assist priests in evangelization at various mission stations.
A training program in catechetics was introduced for the seminarians at Manly.
In his article, Diekmann draws the attention of his readers to four interpretations and implementations of liturgical reform that were unique to the United States: (i) the harmony between Liturgy and social reform, (2) the development of catechetics, (3) national liturgical weeks, and (4) the work of the American canonist Father Frederick McManus in the interpretation and implementation of liturgical law.
In a part-time capacity for many years he was Director of Catechetics of the Archdiocese of Toronto.
He has served as a professor of catechetics, religious education, and didactics of religion since 1996.
15) Unlike "the bishops of the Western European bloc," the council's African contingent did not have "the advantage of this magnificent pool of theologians and also of Scripture scholars, historians, liturgical experts and prominent promoters of lay apostolates, social concern and catechetics.
At the end of his book Griffiths spells out the implications of his thesis for the future of religious reading--questions about spirituality, liturgy, catechetics, the various pedagogical resources that any community needs to give a "religious account.