Directory for Catechesis prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization


The launch of the new Directory for Catechesis provides catechists, religious educators, and the lay-faithful with a reference guide for the teaching and transmission of faith in our modern world.

The Directory, therefore, presents kerygmatic catechesis not as an abstract theory, but rather as an instrument with a strong existential value. This catechesis finds its strength in the encounter that allows one to experience​ the presence of God in the life of each one of us. A God who is near, who loves us and who follows the events of​ our history because the Incarnation of the Son engages him directly. Catechesis ought to involve everyone, the​catechist and the catechised, in experiencing this presence and in feeling involved in the work of mercy. In short,​ this type of catechesis allows us to discover that before it is a moral proposal, faith is really an encounter with a​ person and that Christianity is not a religion of the past, but an event of the present. Such an experience​ promotes the understanding of personal freedom as the fruit of the discovery of the truth which sets us free (ref.​ John 8:31).

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