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a set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill

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On November 16 and 17, 1749, strong emotions broke out during a Sunday sermon and a public catechization of Kuypers on Psalm 72:16: "There shall be a handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon.
For example, Fr Ioann Ekonomtsev, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department of Religious Education and Catechization, praised one particular school that undertook such activities despite the law:
Claiming to avoid past pro- or anti-Franciscan biases, Sandos argues that baptism in the California missions did not necessarily lead to conversion, since little or, in many early cases, virtually no required catechization took place.
Religious education may be seen as the first step, followed by catechization, and then theological education as a higher level of encountering church life that implies vocational training.
The Jesuits necessarily relied on the women catechists for the evangelization and catechization of women and men.
But even they admit that thirty years of catechesis have resulted in lamentable and even tragic results: "In fact nearly all observers agree that after eleven years of religious teaching during childhood and adolescence, and year after year, there is a triumph not only of the absence of catechization, but also a lack of religious culture.
The authoress proposes that the communication function of preaching --in its modality of sacred rhetoric-- was transformed along XVII Century of artistic catechization, and from there precisely one of the explanations of the preservation of the latest.
Catechization is one way of translating, transmitting, and communicating the faith.
It proposes that one of the goals of catechesis should be to achieve a catechization of the long-term working memory of each student to at least a pedestrian level of expertise indicated by: (1) religious literacy; (2) knowledge, understanding, skills-appropriate to age and capacity to think spiritually, ethically, and theologically; and (3) awareness of the demands of a religious commitment in everyday life seen behaviorally in such practices as regular attendance at Mass, religious studies, and church support via donations or personal service.
Its task will be to supervise the systematic catechization of Gypsies and end their marginalization within the church," said Fr.
Alexander Men', was actively engaged in this work of Christian enlightenment and catechization of the newly converted.
But he immediately goes on to remark: 'A reader who challenges many of the author's explicit value judgments is to go further with an ideological analysis so as to "unmask" the hidden catechization performed at more profound levels.
But its catechization efforts and the establishment of seminaries and parish schools actually contributed to an astounding rise in literacy rates.