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Christ the Teacher . . . and Subject!

9 Aug

 

When it comes to catechesis, Jesus Christ is both the teacher and the subject that is “taught.” We simply cannot understand the Church’s catechetical ministry–that is, her response to the Lord’s call to make disciples of all nations–unless we grasp this fundamental point.

But wait a minute! In the definition of catechesis that we gave last week, we noted that those who do the catechizing are called catechists. Aren’t they the ones who are doing the teaching? Continue reading