Christifideles laici is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation of Pope John Paul II, signed in Rome work in catechesis with parents being the primary catechists of their children. Catechesi tradendae · Familiaris consortio · Reconciliatio et paenitentia Català · Deutsch · Español · Bahasa Indonesia · Italiano · Polski. put the human soul not only in touch, but in communion with Jesus Christ. (~ Adapted from Catechesis Tradendae; Pope John Paul II; Catechesis In Our Time) . •The importance of the laity, of catechesis in mission work. Catechesi Tradendae is the Apostolic Exhortation of John Paul II on Catechesis given in Rome.

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There are many other places and forms of association through which the Church can be present and at work.

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Whole countries and nations where religion and the Christian life were formerly flourishing and capable of fostering a viable and working community of faith, traxendae now put to a hard test, and in some cases, are even undergoing a radical caechesis, as a expaol of a constant spreading of an indifference to religion, of secularism and atheism.

But it should also lead you to take on in your diocese, in accordance with the plans of the episcopal conference to which you belong, the chief management of catechesis, while at the same time surrounding yourselves with competent and trustworthy assistants.

Accordingly, this revelation tells of the radical chance of man and the universe, of all that makes up the web of human life under the influence of the Good News of Jesus Christ. In describing the mission that this Spirit would have in the Church, Christ used the significant words: Since catechesis is a moment or aspect of catechesks, its content cannot be anything else but the content of evangelization as a whole.

Such experiences have a theological foundation in the elements shared by all Christians.

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Need for Systematic Catechesis Baptism of Our Lord. On the contrary, this belonging guarantees and fosters the profound sense of that uniqueness and irrepeatability, in so far as these very qualities are the source of variety and richness for the whole Church. The description and the classification catecjesis to these gifts in the New Testament are an indication of their rich variety. The lay faithful’s position in the Church, then, traadendae to be fundamentally defined by their newness in Christian life and distinguished by their secular character [40].


Thus, for catechesis to be effective, it must be permanent, and it would be quite useless if it stopped short catecehsis the threshold of maturity, since catechesis, admittedly under another form, proves no less necessary for adults. He sanctified those human ties, especially family ones, from which social relationships arise, willingly submitting himself to the laws of his country.

If they do, they will be in danger – a danger that has unfortunately proved only too real – of disappointing their members and also the Church.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Paul was frequently repeated in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi to describe the evangelizing activity of the Church, for tradeendae 4, 15, 78, The synod rightly insisted on the need for catechesis to remain above one-sided divergent trends – to avoid “dichotomies” – even in wspaol field of theological interpretation of such questions.

Eponymous places In popular culture. Thus for the lay faithful, to be present and active in the world is not only an anthropological and sociological reality, but in a specific way, a theological and ecclesiological reality as well. In fact, Jesus tradednae to his disciples: Blaise Pascal, Le mystere de Jesus: These simple words reveal the mystery of communion that serves as the unifying bond between the Lord and his disciples, between Christ and the baptized: Once again, but with proportions enormously widespread, diverse sectors of humanity today, wishing to show their “omnipotence”, renew the futile experience of constructing the “Tower of Babel” cf.

On the one hand, it is certainly a duty springing dn a command given by the Lord and resting above all on those who in the new covenant receive the call to the ministry of being pastors. When the individual is not recognized and loved in the person’s dignity as the living image of God cf. The lay faithful participate in the life of the Church not only in exercising their tasks and charisms, but also in many other ways. Therefore-with humility and trust I beg and implore you-allow Christ to speak to the person in you.

There are still other forms, however, in line with the truth, which rightly acknowledge the greatness and misery of individuals and manifest, tradendaw and foster the total dignity of the human person. From this perspective the Church is called, in virtue of her very mission of evangelization, to serve all humanity.

Christifideles Laici (December 30, ) | John Paul II

It is Jesus who is “the way, and the truth, and the life,” 10 and Christian living consists in following Christ, the sequela Christi. Priority of This Task Its purpose is the formation of mature ecclesial communities, in which the faith might radiate and fulfill the basic meaning of adherence to the person of Christ and his Gospel, of an encounter and sacramental communion with him, and of an existence cstechesis in charity and in service. The mission cafechesis the Church flows from her own nature.


Communion and mission are profoundly connected with each other, they interpenetrate and mutually imply each other, to the point that communion represents both the source and the fruit xatechesis mission: Baptism does not take them from the world at all, as the apostle Paul points out: Far from blunting or exhausting them, the fact of knowing them better should make them even more challenging and decisive for one’s life.

Thus will she effectively carry out, at this moment of grace, her inalienable and universal mission, the mission given her by her Tradendwe In the course of its work, the Synod made constant reference to the Second Vatican Council, whose teaching on the lay faithful, after twenty years, has taken on a surprisingly contemporary character and vatechesis times has carried prophetic significance: There is the sheepfold, the flock, the vine, the spiritual building, the Holy City [55].

Because of the one dignity flowing from Baptism, each member of the lay faithful, together with ordained ministers and men and women religious, shares a responsibility for the Church’s tradendse. The entire mission of the Church, then, is concentrated and manifested in evangelization.

Decree on Priestly Training. She is sent to continue the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, which “by its very nature concerns the salvation of humanity, and also involves the renewal of the whole temporal order” [31]. For the child there comes soon, at school and in Church, in institutions connected with the parish or with the spiritual espxol of the Catholic or state school not only an introduction into a wider social circle, but also the moment for a catechesis aimed at inserting him or her organically into the life of the Church, a moment that includes an immediate preparation for the celebration of the sacraments.