2011 | 3(58) | 137-153
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THE SITUATION AND PERSPECTIVES OF CATECHESIS IN EUROPE (Sytuacja i perspektywy katechezy w Europie)

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The article is a form of searching for proper tools for evangelization and catechetic work. At the same time it joins the current of realization of the tasks of catechetical service that are mentioned in the Roman General Catechetical Directory (analysis of pastoral activities, analysis of the religious situation, social-cultural analysis, formulating the program of work, working out tools and teaching aids for the needs of catechization (cf. General Catechetical Directory 279-283) and is a proof of the fact that reflection on the situation of catechesis in Europe continues and that it should bear fruit. Social transformations that have occurred in Europe make the former structure of the Church not so effective as far as its pastoral work is concerned. There is the need to transform the model of the Church into such one that would be more adequate to minority structure of Christians in countries where such a situation is obtaining now. In the light of the above factors it seems that it is impossible to create a uniform model of catechesis for all Europe.
  • Tadeusz Panus, kierownik Katedry Katechetyki PAT, Krakow, Poland
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