Catechesi Tradendae (1979) – John Paul II exhortation “On Catechesis in Our Time”
Evangelii Nuntiandi (1975) – Paul VI exhortation “On Evangelization in the Modern World”
Guide for Catechists (1993) – Document of vocational, formative and promotional orientation of Catechists, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community: Some Principles and Guidelines (1990), International Council for Catechesis
Documents of the Second Vatican Council:
- Dei Verbum (1965) – Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation
- Lumen Gentium (1964) – Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
- Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963) – Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
- Gaudium et Spes (1965) – Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World
- Gravissiumum Educationis (1965) – Declaration on Christian Education
- Nostra Aetate (1965) – Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions
- Dignitatis Humanae – (1965) – Declaration on Religious Freedom
- Ad Gentes – Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church
- Presbyterorum Ordinis (1965) – Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests
- Apostolicam Actusitatem (1965) – Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
- Optatam Totius (1965) – Decree on Priestly Training
- Perfectae Caritatis (1965) – Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life
- Christu Dominus (1965) – Decree Concerning the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church
- Unitatis Redintegratio – Decree on Ecumenism
- Orientalium Ecclesiarum (1964) – Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite
- Inter Mirifica (1963) – Decree on the Media of Social Communications –
Documents from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop s and its predecessors:
The United States National Directory for Catechesis (2003) is available only in book form and is available through most major retailers and the USCCB.
The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (2006) is available only in book form and is avail through most major retailers and the USCCB.
Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series (March 2013) This updated often.
Documents from other organizations and sources:
The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis (1993) is available in print for only from the NFCYM.
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