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Catechesis & Sacramental Life


All catechizing activity is to be inspired by the Baptismal Catechumenate.

“Given that the mission ad gentes is the paradigm of all the Church’s missionary activity, the baptismal catechumenate, which is joined to it, is the model of its catechizing activity” (GDC#90, pg. 82)

The Baptismal Catechumenate is the source of inspiration for all catechesis (NDC, #35 D)


The implementation of the policy is stated in each section on the catechesis of a particular sacrament.