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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).
Teaching About God's Gift
of Forgiveness – Catechetical Sunday 2014 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. David Ricken, and has been authorized for publication by
Msgr. Ronny Jenkins
General Secretary, USCCB
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