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We Need a Hundred More Like Him! The Challenge of Catechesis and New Ecclesial Communities

Rymarz, Richard (2016) We Need a Hundred More Like Him! The Challenge of Catechesis and New Ecclesial Communities. Australasian Catholic Record, 93 (1). pp. 56-67. ISSN 0727-3215

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A significant challenge facing the Catholic Church today is the breakdown in traditional catechetical structures such as the close connection between parish, school and family. A consequence of this is a decline in the number of pathways open to Catholics who wish to strengthen their religious commitment. In light of this a pertinent question is: How can new structures support catechesis? This paper explores the role that New Ecclesial Communities (NECs) can play in catechesis in a changed cultural milieu. A number of features of these groups are discussed in relation to supporting plausibility. Some of these features include the establishment of reinforcing boundaries and providing an ongoing sense of involvement in a supportive moral community.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Catechetics, Catholic Church, Theology, Catholic authors, Leadership, Christian life
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 01:04
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 02:54
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2374

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