Definition of catechetics in US English:


plural noun

  • 1treated as singular The branch of theology that deals with the instruction given to Christians before baptism or confirmation.

    • ‘A priest gifted for catechetics and communication with children from eleven to fourteen could carry on that apostolate by correspondence.’
    1. 1.1 Religious teaching in general, especially that given to children in the Roman Catholic Church.
      • ‘Their problems have nothing to do with postcounciliar catechetics.’
      • ‘However imperfect or incomplete the document may be, I think it is an extraordinary resource for Catholic catechetics and religious education.’
      • ‘He suggests, for example, helping other clerics to improve their homilies, conducting catechetics by correspondence, and maintaining websites for better communication of religious materials.’
      • ‘An inspiration to generations of students he was a champion of renewal in all its forms, in theology, catechetics, liturgy and the style and content of seminary training, with a special interest in ecumenism.’
      • ‘Popcak rightly observes that many of the 90% of Catholics who disagree with Catholic teaching on sex are really unaware of the teaching of the Church on these matters due to poor catechetics at every level.’