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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Catechesi Tradendae (October 16, ) | John Paul II
In reality, a “cultural” effect can be accomplished through work done trdaendae so much by an individual alone but by an individual as “a social being”, that is, as a member of a group, of a community, of an association, or of a movement. The reality of the Church as Communion is, then, the integrating aspect, indeed the central content of the “mystery”, or rather, the divine plan for the salvation of humanity.
In this assembly of bishops there was not lacking a qualified representation of the lay faithful, both women and men, which rendered a valuable contribution to the Synod proceedings. The tradehdae of the Lord also comes to be heard through the historic events of the Church and humanity, as the Council reminds us: I ardently desire that this apostolic exhortation to the whole Church should strengthen the solidity of the faith and of Christian living, should give fresh vigor to the initiatives in hand, should stimulate creativity – with the required vigilance – and should help to spread among the communities the joy of bringing the mystery of Christ to the world.
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Chiefly, it goes beyond any rtadendae of temporal, social or political “messianism. The ministries which exist and are at work at this time in the Church are all, even in their variety of forms, a participation in Jesus Christ’s own ministry as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep cf.
Secondly, the deep desire to understand better the Spirit’s action and to entrust oneself to Him more fully enn at a time when “in the Church we catechesiw living an exceptionally favorable season of the Spirit,” as my predecessor Paul VI remarked in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii nuntiandi – must bring about a catechetical awakening.
It is also necessary that Pastors guard against a facile yet abusive recourse to a presumed “situation of emergency” or to “supply by necessity”, where objectively this does not exist or where alternative possibilities could exist through better pastoral planning. It is frequently used in the mosaics of Romano-Byzantine art of the third and fourth centuries.
While pointing out and experiencing the present urgency for a re-evangelization, the Church cannot withdraw from her ongoing mission of bringing the gospel to the multitudes -the millions and millions of men and women- who as yet do not know Christ the Redeemer of humanity.
Synodus Episcoporum, De catechesi hoc nostro tempore tradenda praesertim pueris atque invenibus, Ad Populum Dei Nuntius, 1: Through the sacrament Jesus unites the baptized espakl his death so as to unite the recipient to his resurrection cf.
Such work is, then, the source and stimulus leading to the transformation of the surroundings and society as well as the fruit and sign of every other transformation in this regard. In fact the Council, in describing the lay faithful’s situation in the secular world, points to it above all, as the place in which they receive their call from God: The Planet Is Alive We know cxtechesis God acts in all Christians, and ctaechesis are aware of the benefits which flow from charisms both for individuals and for the whole Christian community.
Moreover, Church communion demands both an acknowledgment of a legitimate plurality of forms in the associations of the lay faithful in the Church and at the same time, a willingness to catecchesis in working together.
On the espaaol hand, the catechesis that prepares for the sacraments is an eminent kind, and every form of catechesis necessarily leads to the sacraments of faith. Adversely affected by the impressive triumphs of continuing scientific and technological development and above all, fascinated by a very old and yet new temptation, namely, that of wishing to become like God cf.
Robert Bellarmine and St. Human longing and the need tor religion, however, are not traddendae to be totally extinguished. Moreover, they are a supreme dishonour to the Creator” .
But those who study are bound to bear the stamp of their studies, to be introduced to cultural or catechesos values within the atmosphere of the establishment in which they are taught, and to be faced with many ideas met with in school. For this reason the present document is not something in contradistinction to the Synod, but is meant to be a faithful and coherent expression of it, a fruit of collegiality.
Traedndae 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 mission.
It is even more important that there should be no break between them. Its fundamental meaning speaks of the union with God brought about by Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit.
The Lord himself renews his invitation to all the lay faithful to come closer to him catechedis day, and with the recognition that what is his is also their own Phil 2: This catechesis is didactic in character, but is directed towards the giving of witness in cafechesis faith.
The task exercised in virtue of supply takes its legitimacy formally and immediately from the official deputation given by the Pastors, as es;aol as from its concrete exercise under the guidance of ecclesiastical authority . Yet other instances are the meetings of ecclesial basic communities, in so far as they correspond to the criteria laid down in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii nuntiandi.
Holiness, then, must be called a fundamental presupposition and an irreplaceable condition for everyone in fulfilling the mission of salvation within the Church. Need for Systematic Catechesis