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About NCEA: NCEA, founded in 1904, is a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing and teaching mission of the church.
the biggest ministerial challenge for all Catholics, he said, is catechizing the young.
Catechizing, or teaching, became paramount because the Christian citizens of Geneva were expected to have more than a passing acquaintance with holy scripture and the doctrines of the Reformed faith.
She could also have mentioned opportunities for scholarship in the development of popular Reformed, Lutheran, and Radical piety, such as the various movements to establish conventicles, family worship, catechizing, and the growing popular transition from image to print dominance in Protestant societies, with the attendant remarkable growth in popular literacy.
The Alpha series* could be a start and a part of evangelizing and catechizing.
The Lima archives are full of legal supplications from indios ladinos calling on the archbishop to remove priests who, they claimed, hindered the catechizing of the people by not knowing the local dialects.
Religious education should be not just for kids but for the whole family and with a deliberate focus on evangelizing and catechizing the family, Brennan said.
Now, their spellbinding voices will resound worldwide to affirm those already solidly grounded in sacred songs, while at the same time catechizing the uninitiated, without inducing boredom or being preachy.
Between 1641 and 1663, Calvinist clergy in New England wrote at least fourteen catechisms, including John Cotton's Milk for Babes, Drawn Out of the Breasts of both Testaments, which Cotton Mather later described as the catechism that "usually fed" the children of the colony, and Mather believed that the catechizing accomplished "great things.
Rather than get all tense about responding to it and its historical inaccuracies, we need to get busy catechizing people.
As a consequence, they could escape notice, or "fly under the radar" in conducting house churches, catechizing converts in pagan households, seeing to the needs of prisoners, and acting as "look-outs.
But even as the writers in part 2, "Dedicated to Christ: Virgins and Confraternities," accept that broad-brush strokes and suppositions abound, we nonetheless gain an understanding of the pattern of conversions through kin, of the remarkable agency of the Chinese "virgins" in catechizing and baptizing (including baptizing thousands of moribund babies), and of the "often prominent" roles of women in teaching and leading congregational worship in the decades before Western missionaries returned, aghast at such practices, in the 1840s.