THE CATECHUMENATE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Karol Wojtyła

Karol Wojtyła

Karol Wojtyła (1920–), an Ethical Personalist who experienced nazism and communism. In 1952 as a young catholic priest he wrote a prophetic article on catechumenate. In this way he inspired the Second Vatican Council (1962 – 1965).

In 2002 as Pope John Paul II he approved the Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way (catechumenate after baptism), initiated by Kiko Argüello and Carmen Hernández (Spain).

The Neocatechumenal Way as a post-baptismal catechumenate is a global event for the first time in history – the possibility to create the faith within the Church after baptism for the human person.

“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19).

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