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catechetics

(ˌkætəˈkɛtɪks)
n
the branch of theology that deals with catechesis
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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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Along with traditional means such as witness of life, catechetics, personal contact, popular piety, the liturgy and similar celebrations, the use of media is now essential in evangelization and catechesis.
Catherine of Siena parish in West Dundee received the Bishop O'Neill Award in Catechetics for outstanding service on Sunday, Sept.
The ministry of the word also, that is, pastoral preaching, catechetics and all Christian instruction, in which the liturgical homily must hold the foremost place, is nourished in a healthy way and flourishes in a holy way." (Dei Verbum 24).
'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.
Known for her work in evangelization and catechetics, Gordon was to speak on the need for compassionate collaboration in church leadership.
Mother Teresa had also entrusted the 'catechetical training' of her junior sisters to Fr Luciano who was also the archdiocesan director for catechetics.
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.