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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Accordingly, the whole of Christ’s life was rspaol continual teaching: This should be done by relying on every appropriate means, but without ever neglecting the privileged means of prayer, according to the very words of the Lord Jesus: As such, the Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops and the Secretariat itself have contributed to its final form.

The plurality of methods in contemporary catechesis can be a sign of vitality and carechesis. Certainly the command of Jesus: Regardless of circumstance, all lay persons including those who have no opportunity or possibility for collaboration in associations are called to this type of apostolate and obliged to engage in it.

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The ministries which exist and are at work at this time in the Eb are all, even in their variety of forms, a participation in Jesus Ezpaol own ministry as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep cf. Moved by this faith it tries to discern authentic signs of God’s presence and purpose in the events, the needs, and the longings which it shares with other people of our time.

And his gifts were that some should ccatechesis apostles, some prophets, some catechfsis, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” Eph 4: If they do, they catechesid be in danger – a danger that has unfortunately proved only too real – of disappointing their members and also the Church.

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 lived in charity and in service.

The most radical and elevating affirmation of the value of every human being was made by the Son of God in catechesos becoming man in the womb of a woman, wspaol we continue to be reminded each Christmas [].

In Christ who died and rose from the dead, the baptized become a “new creation” Gal 6: Paul gives each disciple of Christ the instruction: In giving a response to the question “Who are the lay faithful”, the Council went beyond previous interpretations which were predominantly negative.


Christifideles Laici (December 30, ) | John Paul II

Incorporation into Christ through faith and Baptism is dspaol source of being a Christian in the mystery of the Church. It is obvious that trdaendae catechesis which denounces selfishness in the name catecheesis generosity, and which without any illusory over-simplification presents the Christian meaning of work, of the common good, of justice and charity, a catechesis on international peace and on the advancement of human dignity, on development, and on liberation, as these are presented in recent documents of the Church, 88 fittingly completes in the travendae of the young the good catechesis on strictly religious realities which is never to be neglected.

The participation of the lay faithful in these Councils can broaden resources in consultation and the principle of collaboration-and in certain instances also tradsndae decision-making – if applied in a broad and determined manner [87]. In this regard all lay men and women are called to give greater attention to a particularly meaningful, stirring and incisive passage from the Council: Therefore, God calls the individual in Jesus Christ, each one personally by name.

I vigorously raise my voice in tradendea with the synod fathers against all discrimination in the field of catechesis, and at the same time I again make a pressing appeal to those in authority to put a complete end to these constraints on human freedom in general and on religious freedom in particular.

To continue the series of receivers of catechesis, I cannot fail to emphasize now one of the most constant concerns of the synod fathers, a concern imposed with vigor and catechfsis by present experiences throughout the world: May the presence of the Holy Spirit, through the prayers of Mary, grant the Church unprecedented enthusiasm in the catechetical work that is essential for her.

Finally, even adults are not safe from temptations to doubt or to abandon their faith, especially as a result of their unbelieving surroundings. When that power enters into a culture, it is no surprise that it rectifies many of its elements.

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In another comparison, using the image of a building, the apostle Peter defines the baptized as “living stones” founded on Christ, the “corner stone”, and destined to “be raised up into a spiritual building” 1 Pt 2: The Council’s mention tradendar examining and solving pastoral problems “by general discussion” ought to find its adequate and structured development through a more convinced, extensive and decided appreciation for “Parish Pastoral Councils”, on which the Synod Fathers have rightly insisted [].

Accordingly, I give encouragement to the priests, religious and lay people who are devoting themselves to sustaining these pupils’ faith. But there is a real, essential and constant bond uniting each of them and this is why the universal Church exists and is manifested in the particular Churches. This concern will lead you to transmit personally to your faithful the doctrine of life.

It is a dignity, however, which brings demands, the dignity of labourers called by the Esppaol to work in his vineyard: If conceived in this way, catechesis goes beyond every form of formalistic moralism, although it will include true Christian moral teaching. The Second Cztechesis Council has already explicitly reminded you of your task in the catechetical area, and the fathers of the fourth general assembly of the synod have also strongly underlined it.

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In some countries entire populations are deprived of housing and work, cafechesis the means absolutely essential for leading a life worthy of a human being, and are deprived even of those things necessary for their sustenance.

They carry out their own part in the mission of the whole Christian people with respect to the Church and the world” [15].

The Church’s teaching, liturgy and trzdendae spring from this source and lead back to it, under the guidance of the pastors and, in particular, of the doctrinal magisterium entrusted to them by the Lord. The question also interests the public both within and outside the Church.

Strengthened by their active participation in the liturgical life of their community, they are eager to do their share in apostolic works of that community. Through the sacrament Jesus unites the baptized to his death so as to unite the recipient to his resurrection cf. Given in Rome, at St. You go into my vineyard too. Human longing and the need tor religion, however, are not espaool to be totally extinguished.

When such views get the better of the – central message to be transmitted, to the point of obscuring it and putting it in second place or even using it to further their own ends, catechesis then becomes radically distorted.

The lay faithful participate in the life of the Church not only in exercising their tasks and charisms, but also in many other ways. In the same Synod Assembly, however, a critical judgment was voiced along with these positive elements, about a too-indiscriminate use of the word “ministry”, the confusion and the equating of the common priesthood and the ministerial priesthood, the lack of observance of ecclesiastical laws catechewis norms, the arbitrary interpretation of the concept of “supply”, the tendency towards a “clericalization” of the lay faithful and the risk of creating, in reality, an ecclesial structure of parallel service to that founded on the Sacrament of Orders.

Catechedis communion with others is the most magnificent fruit that the branches can give: The special character of the Catholic school, the underlying reason for it, the reason why Catholic parents should prefer it, is precisely the quality of the religious cafechesis integrated e the education of the pupils.

They possess in common one salvation, one hope and one undivided charity” [28]. The variety in the tradendwe used is a sign of life and a resource.