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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).
Celebrating the Catechetical Year 2013 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 the undersigned.
Msgr. Ronny Jenkins
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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Some Scripture quotations from "Encountering Christ Through an Authentic Witness of the Faith and an Ever-Greater Understanding of Its Contents" are adapted from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, 1971, and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, and are used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Excerpts in "Reexamining the Work of the Second Vatican Council (Hermeneutics of Reform)" are taken from The Documents of Vatican II, Walter M. Abbott, SJ, General Editor, copyright © 1966 by America Press, Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
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Quotations from Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Edition: New English Translation (Codex Iuris Canonici [CIC]) copyright © 1998, Canon Law Society of America, Washington, DC. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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