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.
biblical and theological research into the nature and meaning of revelation and faith, the Copernican revolution in catechetics
[that] came with the shift from the deductive, intellectualist, dogmatic, authoritarian approach to the inductive, experiential, personal, questioning-discovering, life-centered, freedomful [sic] approach.
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.
As the Catholic Church catechetics
officer for almost 20 years, Cahill travelled to Catholic schools in Co Down and Co Antrim, testing primary and secondary school pupils on their knowledge of the catechism and their understanding of the Bible.
In 1979, John Paul II in his apostolic exhortation, Catechesi Tradendae, spoke of the ecumenical dimension of catechetics
, which would apply to adult and Catholic school religious instruction, stating that,
The essay on Letter from an Unknown Woman goes on for many excellent pages of analysis and description--Ophuls' delicate/tough film has never before or since been in such gentle firm hands--only to fumble toward the end into out-and-out political catechetics
In this way Reu not only fostered the mission of the church through his seminary lectures on dogmatics, homiletics, catechetics
, ethics, and virtually every other discipline in the curriculum but also by his considerable influence over Christian education in the parishes of the Iowa Synod and beyond.