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The 4 C's of Catechesis

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1stup 4 Cs

  1. 1. Four C’s of Catechesis
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  3. 4. Four C’s of Catechesis 4 C's
  4. 5. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20071116.htm
  5. 6. Context Content Communion Conspiracy 4 C's
  6. 7. Context Content Communion Conspiracy
  7. 8. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>countless resources </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul><ul><li>secular / materialistic </li></ul><ul><li>individual rights </li></ul><ul><li>disintegration of structures </li></ul><ul><li>Religious instruction competes with multiple options </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>a majority of US teens practice religious faith only sporadically or not at all </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>a majority of US teens practice religious faith only sporadically or not at all </li></ul><ul><li>a majority of US teens tend to be like their parents when it comes to religion </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Is it enough to invite people &quot;to act according to their consciences?“ </li></ul><ul><li>Is it all right to &quot;become more human or more faithful to their own religion“ </li></ul><ul><li>Is it satisfactory &quot;to build communities which strive for justice, freedom, peace and solidarity.” </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Might it be that “conversion to Christ should not be promoted because it is possible for people to be saved without explicit faith in Christ or formal incorporation in the Church?” </li></ul>
  12. 13. Context &quot;Provided that it is done with full respect for their human dignity and freedom, if a Christian did not try to spread the Gospel by sharing the excelling knowledge of Jesus Christ with others, we could suspect that Christian either of lack of total conviction on the faith, or of selfishness and laziness in not wanting to share the full and abundant means of salvation with his fellow human beings.&quot;
  13. 14. Context Content Communion Conspiracy
  14. 15. <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>adolescent religious and spiritual understanding and concern seems to be generally weak. </li></ul>
  15. 17. “ Religious literacy has sunk to a new low.” Content
  16. 18. “ Religious literacy has sunk to a new low.” Content about the “lost generation” and the “undercatechized” to depict the current state of our younger generations of adults.
  17. 19. Content
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  19. 21. Context Content Communion Conspiracy
  20. 22. Communion
  21. 23. Communion
  22. 24. <ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>community in a deep and profound sense </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>community in a deep and profound sense </li></ul><ul><li>acknowledgement of gifts and acceptance of these gifts </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Loughlan Sofield, ST </li></ul><ul><li>defined collaboration as “the working together of all the baptized; each contributing personal gifts, for the good of the </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Loughlan Sofield, ST </li></ul><ul><li>“ if we don’t collaborate, </li></ul><ul><li>people die…spiritually.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ condemned to be a church of maintenance, rather than a church of mission” </li></ul>
  26. 28. Communion Loughlan Sofield, ST Collaboration is not an option, but it is the “way mature Christians work together.”
  27. 29. Communion &quot;The love which comes from God unites us to him and ‘makes us a we which transcends our divisions and makes us one, until in the end God is all in all.&quot;
  28. 30. Context Content Communion Conspiracy
  29. 31. Conspiracy con·spire Pronunciation: kən- ˈ spī(-ə)r Function: verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French conspirer, from Latin conspirare to be in harmony, conspire, from com- + spirare to breathe - -  to act in harmony toward a common end
  30. 32. Conspiracy &quot;Conversion&quot; is a &quot;change in thinking and of acting,&quot; expressing our new life in Christ; it is an ongoing dimension of Christian life.
  31. 33. Conspiracy The network of friendship with Christ which connects heaven and earth, different continents and ages.&quot;
  32. 34. Knowledge of the faith is so very important, but what you do with that knowledge is ever so much more important.  Likewise the talents and gifts that God gives us – how do we spend them?  And at the heart of it all is love – how selflessly do we express it?
  33. 35. Context Content Communion Conspiracy 4 C's
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