Foundational Church Documents

Evangelization in the Modern World – Evangelii nuntiandi (EN)
The Church’s foundational document on what she means by evangelization (Pope Paul VI)
http://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_p-vi_exh_19751208_evangelii-nuntiandi.html

 

Catechesis in our Time – Catechesi tradendae (CT)
A very short, accessible, and inspirational explanation of the essence of catechesis (St. John Paul II)
http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_16101979_catechesi-tradendae.html

 

General Directory for Catechesis (GDC)
The Church’s “guidebook” for catechesis (Congregation for Clergy)
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cclergy/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_17041998_directory-for-catechesis_en.html

 

Declaration on Christian Education – Gravissimum educationis (GE)
The declaration on education from the Second Vatican Council
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decl_19651028_gravissimum-educationis_en.html

 

The Catholic School (CS)
The Purpose and mission of the Catholic School (Congregation for Education)
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_19770319_catholic-school_en.html

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