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The ministry of the Word is a fundamental element of evangelization through all its stages, because it involves the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God.
“The word of God nourishes both evangelizers and those who are being evangelized so that each one may continue to grow in his or her Christian life”
(National Directory for Catechesis [NDC] [Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005], no. 17).
the Catechetical Year 2011 was developed as a resource by the Committee
on Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was reviewed by the committee chairman,
Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, and has been authorized for publication by
Msgr. David J. Malloy
General Secretary, USCCB
Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, copyright © 2000, Libreria Editrice Vaticana–United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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Excerpts from the English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL). All rights reserved.
Quotations from Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Edition: New English Translation (Codex Iuris Canonici [CIC]) copyright Ó 1998, Canon Law Society of America, Washington, DC. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from Pope Pius XI, "Studiorum Ducem," copyright © 1923, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City; excerpts from Pope John Paul II, "Mane Nobiscum Domine," copyright © 2004, LEV; "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," copyright © 2003, LEV; excerpts from Pope John Paul II, "Redemptoris Missio," copyright © 1990, LEV; excerpts from Pope John Paul II, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," copyright © 2003, LEV; "Dominicae cenae," copyright © 1980, LEV; excerpts from Pope John Paul II, "Catechesi tradendae," copyright © 1979, LEV; "Dies Domini," copyright © 1998, LEV; excerpts from Pope John Paul II, "Letter to Artists," copyright © 1999, LEV; excerpts from Pope John Paul II "Meeting with the Black Catholic Community of New Orleans," copyright © 1987, LEV. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI, "Sacramentum Caritatis," copyright © 2007, LEV; excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI, "Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for the 83rd World Mission Sunday 2009," copyright © 2009, LEV; "Sacramentum Caritas," copyright © 2007, LEV. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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