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GENERAL CATECHETICAL DIRECTORY

Document of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy, issued by order of Pope Paul VI, "to provide the basic principles of pastoral theology -- these principles having been taken from the Magisterium of the Church, and in a special way from the Second General Council of the Vatican -- by which pastoral action in the ministry of the word can be more fittingly directed and governed" (April 11, 1971).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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