Dost know thy catechism? Or art thou one of those naughty elfs or fairies whom we thought to have left behind us, with other relics of Papistry, in merry old England?"
Care must be had nevertheless, to put the child to due and stated examination in the catechism, at thy hands or Master Dimmesdale's.
I thought his "new Catechism
" (as he called it) decidedly worthy of examination.
"That old woman taught me my catechism," said the young man; and there was a world of meaning in this simple comment.
Thither came also the slender form of a veiled female, led between Goody Cloyse, that pious teacher of the catechism, and Martha Carrier, who had received the devil's promise to be queen of hell.
Miss Ophelia busied herself very earnestly on Sundays, teaching Topsy the catechism
. Topsy had an uncommon verbal memory, and committed with a fluency that greatly encouraged her instructress.
The gatekeeper was surly, and put him through a catechism
, but he insisted that he knew nothing, and as he had taken the precaution to seal his letter, there was nothing for the gatekeeper to do but send it to the person to whom it was addressed.
The Sunday evening was spent in repeating, by heart, the Church Catechism
, and the fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters of St.
Felicite regretted the noise he made, but soon a new occupation diverted her mind; beginning from Christmas, she accompanied the little girl to her catechism
lesson every day.
However, she said, "Your servant, sir," and curtsied with an air of perfect deference as she advanced towards him: she was not the woman to misbehave towards her betters, and fly in the face of the catechism
, without severe provocation.
We knew our catechism
, and that was enough; we learned our creed and our duty.
In childhood, I had always been accustomed to regard him with a feeling of reverential awe - but lately, even now, surmounted, for, though he had a fatherly kindness for the well-behaved, he was a strict disciplinarian, and had often sternly reproved our juvenile failings and peccadilloes; and moreover, in those days, whenever he called upon our parents, we had to stand up before him, and say our catechism
, or repeat, 'How doth the little busy bee,' or some other hymn, or - worse than all - be questioned about his last text, and the heads of the discourse, which we never could remember.
A just, decent man, not without brains, who said his prayers, and knew his catechism
, and did his duty outwardly through life, he could not be otherwise than aware that something was due to his brother at his hands, and that morally he was Rawdon's debtor.
, Translating Cultures: The Expansion of Catholicism in the Early Modern World
In 1994, following the publication of the Catechisms
English translation, the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) (2) formed the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism
, chaired by Archbishop Daniel Buechlein of Indianapolis, Indiana.