Examining Faith

The Priest As Empowerer of Catechetical Ministry
Selected Bibliography

Ad Hoc Committee on Marriage and Family Life, National Conference of Catholic Bishops. A Family Perspective in Church and Society. Washington, DC: USCC, 1988.

Baumbach, Gerard F. "Catechetical Roles: The DRE, the Priest, and the Catechist." Catechist Magazine (September 1980): 54-56.

Baumbach, Gerard F., and James J. DeBoy, Jr. "Symposium Examines Priests' Empowering Role in Catechesis." Caravan Volume 8, Number 30 (Spring 1994): 4-5.

Baumbach, Gerard F. "Symposium Examines Catechetical Empowerment by Parish Priests." Momentum Volume XXV, Number 1 (February/March 1994): 64-65.

Bishops' Committee on the Parish. The Parish: A People, a Mission, a Structure. Washington, DC: USCC, 1981.

Bishops' Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry. The Continuing Formation of Priests: Growing in Wisdom, Age and Grace. Washington, DC: USCC, 1985.

Bishops' Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry. A Shepherd's Care: Reflections on the Changing Role of Pastor. Washington, DC: USCC, 1987.

Bishops of New Jersey. "Catechetical Ministry Attuned to the Signs of the Times, Pastoral Letter to Religious Educators." Origins 22 (October 8, 1992): 289-298.

Bishops of New York State. Journeying Toward a Future Full of Promise: Catechesis in New York State, Reflections and Challenges. Albany: NY State Catholic Conference, 1988.

Brown, Kathy, and Frank C. Sokol, eds. Issues in the Christian Initiation of Children: Catechesis and Liturgy. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1989.

Burns, John. Affirming the Catechist. Washington, DC: NCDD, undated.

Byers, David, ed. The Parish in Transition. Washington, DC: USCC, 1986.

Canon Law Society of America. Code of Canon Law, Latin–English Edition. Washington, DC: Canon Law Society of America, 1983.

Catechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America. Washington DC: United States Catholic Conference, Inc.—Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1994.

Chicago Studies. (Issue addresses the Catechism of the Catholic Church). Chicago Studies Volume 33 (April 1994): 1-93..

The Congregation for Catholic Education. The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School. Washington, DC: USCC, 1988.

Congregation for the Clergy. Directory for the Life and Ministry of Priests. Washington, DC: USCC, 1994.

Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Guide for Catechists. Washington, DC: USCC, 1993.

Coriden, James A., Thomas J. Green, and Donald E. Heintschel, eds. The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary. New York: Paulist Press, 1985.

Dalglish, William A. Models for Catechetical Ministry in the Rural Parish. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1981.

DeBoy, James J., Jr. Getting Started in Adult Religious Education: A Practical Guide. New York: Paulist Press, 1979.

Dolan, Jay P., R. Scott Appleby, Patricia Byrne, and Debra Campbell. Transforming Parish Ministry: The Changing Roles of Catholic Clergy, Laity, and Women Religious. New York: Crossroad, 1990.

Downs, Thomas. The Parish as Learning Community: Modeling for Parish and Adult Growth. New York: Paulist Press, 1979.

Duggan, Robert D. The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults and the Future of Catechetics. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1990.

Evangelization in the Culture and Society of the United States and the Bishop as Teacher of the Faith: Meeting of His Holiness John Paul II with the Archbishops of the United States. Washington, DC: USCC, 1989.

Extraordinary Synod of Bishops. A Message to the People of God and The Final Report. Washington, DC: USCC, 1986.

Flannery, O.P., Austin, gen. ed. Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents. Northport, NY: Costello Publishing Company, 1992.

  • The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum concilium), December 4, 1963
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium), November 21, 1964
  • Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum educationis), October 28, 1965
  • Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church (Christus Dominus), October 28, 1965
  • Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei verbum), November 18, 1965
  • Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People (Apostolicam actuositatem), November 18, 1965
  • Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity (Ad gentes divinitus), December 7, 1965
  • Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et spes), December 7, 1965
  • Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests (Presbyterorum Ordinis), December 7, 1965

Friend, William B., Elinor R. Ford, and Margaret Daues. Evangelizing the Cultures in A.D. 2000. Copyright by Diocese of Shreveport. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc., 1990.

Groome, Thomas H. Christian Religious Education, Sharing Our Story and Vision. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1980.

Groome, Thomas H. Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, The Way of Shared Praxis. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991.

Hater, Robert J. New Visions, New Directions: Implementing the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Chicago: Thomas More, 1994.

Hater, Robert J. Parish Catechetical Ministry. Mission Hills, CA: Benziger, 1986.

Hater, Robert J. The Relationship Between Evangelization and Catechesis. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1982.

Hater, Robert J. Religious Education and Catechesis: A Shift in Focus. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1982.

Hater, Robert J. The Role of a Diocesan Religious Education/Catechetical Office. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1982.

Herrera, Marina. Adult Religious Education for the Hispanic Community. Washington, DC: NCDD undated.

Hofinger, Johannes. "Looking Backward and Forward: Journey of Catechesis." The Living Light 2 (June 1984): 348-357.

Hughes, Jane W., ed. Ministering to Adult Learners. Washington, DC: USCC, 1981.

International Council for Catechesis. Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community: Some Principles and Guidelines. Washington, DC: USCC, 1992.

Ivory, Thomas P. Conversion and Community: A Catechumenal Model for Total Parish Formation. New York: Paulist Press, 1988.

Jewitt, Bernard C. The Role of the Parish Priest in Catechetical Ministry. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1977.

Kelly, Francis D., Peter L. Benson and Michael J. Donahue. Toward Effective Parish Religious Education for Children and Young People: A National Study. Washington, DC: NCEA, 1986.

Mongoven, Anne Marie. "Catechetics in the 90's: Present State and Future Challenges." Chicago Studies 31 (November 1992): 229-243.

Mongoven, Anne Marie. Signs of Catechesis: An Overview of the National Catechetical Directory. New York: Paulist Press, 1979.

National Catholic Educational Association. Collaborators in Catechesis: Bishops, Publishers, Diocesan Directors. Washington, DC: NCEA, 1990.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Basic Teachings for Catholic Religious Education. Washington, DC: USCC, 1973.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response. Washington, DC: USCC, 1983.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Economic Justice for All: Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy. Washington, DC: USCC, 1986.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States. Washington, DC: USCC, 1993.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Guidelines for Doctrinally Sound Catechetical Materials. Washington, DC: USCC, 1990.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. A Manual for Bishops: Rights and Responsibilities of Diocesan Bishops in the Revised Code of Canon Law, Revised Edition. Washington, DC: USCC, 1992.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Program of Priestly Formation. Washington, DC: USCC, 1993.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Sharing the Light of Faith: National Catechetical Directory for Catholics of the United States. Washington, DC: USCC, 1979.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. To Teach as Jesus Did. Washington, DC: USCC, 1973.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Teaching Ministry of the Diocesan Bishop. Washington, DC: USCC, 1992.

National Conference of Diocesan Directors. Priestly Formation and Catechetics: Resources for Seminary Formation for the Catechetical Ministry. Washington, DC: NCCD, 1986.

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis: Maturing in Faith. 1986.

O'Brien, J. Stephen. An Urgent Task: What Bishops and Priests Say About Religious Education Programs. Washington, DC: NCEA, 1988.

Parent, Neil A. "The Priest as Empowerer of Catechetical Ministry." Focus on Catechetical Leadership Volume 5, Number 2 (March/April 1993): 1, 8-9.

Parent, Neil A., ed. Agenda for the 90s: Forging the Future of Adult Religious Education. Washington, DC: USCC, 1989.

Parent, Neil A., ed. Christian Adulthood: A Catechetical Resource. Washington, DC: USCC, (issued annually).

Parent, Neil A., ed. Educating for Christian Maturity. Washington, DC: USCC, 1990.

Pollard, John. "Catechesis: A Pastoral Priority." The Living Light 28 (Spring 1992): 199-209.

Pope John Paul II. On the Permanent Validity of the Church's Missionary Mandate (Redemptoris Missio). Washington, DC: USCC, 1990.

Pope John Paul II. On Catechesis in Our Time (Catechesi Tradendae). Washington, DC: USCC, 1979.

Pope John Paul II. On the Family (Familiaris Consortio). Washington, DC: USCC, 1982.

Pope John Paul II. The Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World, (Christifideles Laici). Washington, DC: USCC, 1988.

Pope Paul VI. On Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi). Washington, DC: USCC, 1975.

Purcell, OSB, Antoinette, and Rev. Martin Weithman. Developing a Parish Plan for Family Catechesis. Washington, DC: NCCL, 1994.

Reichert, Richard. "Catechists Confront Ecclesiological Schizophrenia." The Living Light 28 (Winter 1992): 166-174.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (Study Edition). Washington, DC: USCC, 1988.

Sacred Congregation for the Clergy. General Catechetical Directory. Washington, DC: USCC, 1971.

Schwartz, Robert M. Servant Leaders of the People of God: An Ecclesial Spirituality for American Priests. New York: Paulist Press, 1989.

Sinwell, Joseph P., and Billie Poon, eds. The Future of Ministry: The New England Symposium Papers. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc., 1985.

Sinwell, Joseph P., and Karen H. Hinman, eds. Breaking Open the Word of God: Resources for Using the Lectionary for Catechesis in the RCIA (Cycle A). New York: Paulist Press, 1986.

Sinwell, Joseph P., and Karen H. Hinman, eds. Breaking Open the Word of God: Resources for Using the Lectionary for Catechesis in the RCIA (Cycle B). New York: Paulist Press, 1987.

Sinwell, Joseph P., Thomas P. Walters, and Rita T. Walters. National Profile of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education. Washington, DC: NCEA.

Study of the Studies Task Force. A Report on the State of Catechesis in the United States. Washington, DC: USCC, 1990.

Sweetser, Thomas P. "Fostering Spiritual Growth Through Parish Structures." New Theology Review 5 (November 1992): 5-21.

Synod of Bishops. Instrumentum Laboris: The Formation of Priests in Circumstances of the Present Day. Rome, 1990.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Putting Children and Families First, A Challenge for Our Church, Nation, and World. Washington, DC: USCC 1991.

Walters, Thomas P. DRE: Issues and Concerns for the 80's. Washington, DC: NCDD, 1983.

Walters, Thomas P, and Arthur J. Kubick. DRE Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Washington, DC: NCEA/NCDD, 1990.

Wilde, James A. Before and After Baptism: The Work of Teachers and Catechists. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1988.

Wilde, James A. Parish Catechumenate: Pastors, Presiders, Preachers. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1988.

Documents in this Book
Ad Gentes Divinitus, Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity December 7, 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community 1990
This document reports the results of the sixth plenary session of the International Council for Catechesis. It focuses on and promotes the importance of adult catechesis in the faith community.

Apostolicam Actuositatem, Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People November 18, 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

Basic Teachings for Catholic Religious Education 1973
Prepared by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in consultation with the Holy See, this document contains doctrinal principles to guide the faith formation of Catholic people.

Catechesi Tradendae, On Catechesis in Our Time 1979
This apostolic exhortation of Pope John Paul II on catechesis for today is especially significant for identifying the aim and purpose of catechesis.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994
This is a major catechism and reference resource for bishops, priests, catechetical leaders, publishers of catechetical material, and Catholic people.

The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis 1986
This addresses the foundations and ministry of adolescent catechesis, indicates a framework for such catechesis, and incorporates leadership dimensions.

Christifideles Laici, Apostolic Exhortation on the Laity 1989
Pope John Paul II based his apostolic exhortation on the 1987 World Synod of Bishops who examined vocation and mission in the world 20 years after the Second Vatican Council.

Christus Dominus, Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

Code of Canon Law 1983
The code contains the laws that govern the Church.

Dei Verbum, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation November 18, 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

Directory for the Life and Ministry of Priests 1994
This document, developed by the Congregation for the Clergy, addresses questions of a doctrinal and pastoral nature placed upon priests by the demands of evangelization.

Evangelii Nuntiandi, On Evangelization in the Modern World 1975
This apostolic exhortation of Pope Paul VI was a turning point in the Church's understanding of the relationship between culture and the faith message.

Familiaris Consortio, On the Family 1981
The apostolic exhortation of Pope John Paul II builds upon the results of the Synod of Bishops. It addresses the value of marriage and the family, the role these play in society, as well as the pastoral care that marriage and family require.

A Family Perspective in Church and Society 1988
Prepared by the bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Marriage and Family Life, this document urges the Church and its leaders to incorporate a family perspective in all its policies, ministries and services, and it proposes ways of implementation.

Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World December 7, 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

General Catechetical Directory 1971
The Second Vatican Council called for a renewal of catechesis. In response, the General Catechetical Directory, prepared by the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, presents guidelines for catechesis in the Church.

Go and Make Disciples 1993
Drafted by the Bishops' Committee on Evangelization, this national plan and strategy for Catholic evangelization in the United States was approved and authorized by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Gravissimum Educationis, Declaration on Christian Education October 28, 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church November 21, 1964
Document of the Second Vatican Council

A Message to the People of God 1986
This document reports the consensus of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops who were called together by Pope John Paul II to reflect on the Second Vatican Council and its place in the life of the Church today.

Presbyterorum Ordinis, Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests December 7, 1965
Document of the Second Vatican Council

The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School 1988
Prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education, this provides general guidelines for faith formation in Catholic Schools.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 1988
Restored the catechumenate for initiation into the Church, with important implications for the entire process of conversion, liturgy, catechesis, and the faith community.

Sharing the Light of Faith: National Catechetical Directory for Catholics of the United States 1979
Prepared by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, this is a key resource for catechesis on all levels and the many dimensions of catechetical ministry. It contains a description of and guidelines for catechesis and catechetical planning in the United States.

To Teach as Jesus Did 1973
A pastoral message on Catholic education that promotes message, community, and service as three critical elements for Catholic education.

 

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