New Directory for Catechesis

New Directory for Catechesis

As the Catholic Church embarks on the mission of teaching the Christian faith, the new Directory for Catechesis (2020) lays the how-to guidelines for catechesis and presents universal norms to guide pastors and catechists in the work of evangelization. First released in 1971 and then updated in 1997, this latest edition considers both the opportunities and the challenges which the Church faces in an ever more global and secular society. The new Directory builds upon the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the ongoing work of the new evangelization.


The Directory for Catechesis (2020) is not currently available online as per the Holy See's request. You may purchase it with various publishers including:



Directory for Catechesis | Catholic Books Direct

Year Published
  • 2020