Catechesis vs. Discipleship

Hagia Sophia - Christ Pantocrator

There's been a lot of discussion here on the Catholic Channel about how to do catechesis better, starting with Joanne McPortland's humble proposal to do away with catechesis of children and catechize adults instead. She wasn't entirely serious, but there was a lot to what she said. Leah Libresco, Elizabeth Duffy, Greg Popcack, and of course Elizabeth Scalia have all chipped in, and I'm probably missing a few.Here's my take: catechesis is the wrong focus, and discipleship is the right one. … [Read more...]