Does catechesis have a place within evangelization?

Thirty-eight years ago, St. John Paul II explained “the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity” (Catechesis in Our Time, 5).

Telling the truth

When engaged in conversation it’s not out of the ordinary to assume that the discussion would be sensible and truthful. 

Why do we renew our baptismal promises?

Our human identity is intimately linked to the sacrament of baptism; through it we are reborn as children of God. In baptism we are incorporated into the life of Christ. This rebirth includes the freedom from sin and our incorporation into the Church, sharing in Christ’s redemptive mission on the cross.