catechetical instruction

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teaching religious principles by questions and answers

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Theobald Stapleton, for example, emerges from the various essays as a surprisingly innovative figure, both linguistically on eschewing the use of archaic forms and in his interest in expanding the range of catechetical instruction towards the promotion of greater understanding of faith.
Pius X's call for catechetical renewal the Church in Rome resulted in: the incorporation of specific provision for the establishment of the CCD in the 1917 Code of Canon Law; the establishment of a Catechetical Office in Rome in 1923; and, in a decree specifically focused on Catechetical Instruction, Provido sane consilio (On Better Care and Promotion Catechetical Teaching) in 1935.
Catechetical instruction begins with the memorization of the text of six sections according to ipsissima verba of Luther, which Loehe considered to be the "clear reflection of the divine Word."(43) Subsequently, the questions and answers should be read and then memorized.
Catholic proponents of the status quo stressed the dangers of losing their catechetical instruction as well as other pastoral activities, such as the pastoral care of the youth and family circles.
According to Wallace, the most significant battleground of this transformation of patriarchy was the witch hunt, but the parish confessional, consistorial courts, and catechetical instruction instilled distinctly gendered models of proper Christian behaviour for men and women, providing a religious thread to a broader social and political tightening of male authority.
By theology, Newman writes, "I simply mean the Science of God or the Truths we know about God put into a system, just as we have a science of the stars and call it astronomy, as of the crusts of the earth and call it geology." Not to be confused with apologetics, catechetical instruction, or devotional Bible reading, theology so construed deserves a place in the university curriculum, Hittinger argues.
For Behringer the long process of Christianization during the Middle Ages, coupled with the efforts of the Counter Reformation to root out superstition and to provide catechetical instruction during the sixteenth century, had already dissolved some of the elements of these ancient myths.
Catechetical instruction for Catholics and others lays down the law for the subject under discussion here by stating that we must not only love God, but we must also love our neighbor as ourselves.
Current confusion, he claims, is the consequence of the breakup of the Reformation paradigm of infant baptism, catechetical instruction, and admission to the Lord's Supper.
There is no reason why new forms of catechetical instruction, making use of new educational theory and cognitive psychology which do not automatically exclude memorization, cannot be devised.
They include an important role for catechetical instruction and confirmation and a structure for the exercise of discipline, with elders assisting the ministers and also the exercise of the ban.
Actually, all would have been well in missionary efforts at initial accommodation if it had been followed up by systematic catechetical instruction. But he is sure that that did not happen (citing others).
For the same reason, I encourage you, the people of Tondo, and all the People of God in the Philippines, to exercise your individual and corporate responsibility for increasing catechetical instruction as you endeavor to implement fully the social teachings of the Church.
There are brief, tantalizing references to language, education and catechetical instruction in Larkin's study, but no sustained examination of any of these factors relevant to pastoral care.
According to the Priest's Guide of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, for example, "Converts who have previously been baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit shall be received after a proper period of catechetical instruction and affirmation of the Orthodox Faith by the Sacraments of Chrismation and Holy Communion." (15) While the text does not specify "all converts", its provisions regularly are applied to Catholics as well as to Protestants, though not always to non-Chalcedonians.