Diana Dudoit Raiche, Neuhoff School of Ministry
"Liturgical Catechesis and Catholic Identity."
Liturgy is formative, contributing to Catholic Identity. To make the formative nature
of liturgy more explicit, the General Directory for Catechesis and the National Directory for Catechesis highlight the integration of liturgy and catechesis through liturgical catechesis.
Such integration draws upon the inductive as well as deductive operations of both
liturgy and catechesis. Liturgy as formation depends on an experience of liturgy that
includes and goes beyond learning about liturgy. Those who participate in liturgy
also need to reflect on the liturgical experience and the languages of liturgy in
relation to life experience. Such liturgical language goes beyond official prayers
and assembly responses. READ MORE
Raiche, Diana Dudoit. (2016). "Liturgical Catechesis and Catholic Identity." In Prisms of Faith: Perspectives on Religious Education and the Cultivation of Catholic Identity, edited by Robert E. Alvis and Ryan LaMothe, 90-112. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications/Wipf
& Stock Publishers.