In this section you will find links to some foundational documents in relation to Catechetics as well as some of the key teaching and pastoral documents by Pope Francis and others:

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults 

Share the Good News: National Directory for Catechetics in Ireland

Publications of the Council for Catechetics of the Irish Episcopal Conference

Catholic Education (Pastoral Letter from the Irish Episcopal Conference)  

Visions 08: A Vision for Catholic Education in Ireland

Catholic Primary Schools 

The value of RE in Primary Schools

Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Religion in Catholic Primary Schools

RE at the heart of our Primary Schools

Primary Curriculum

Sacramental Preparation of Children in Parishes

Guidelines for Parish Based RE of Children

Catholic Post-Primary Schools

Junior Cycle Religious Education in Catholic Schools

Choosing Your RE Textbook

Mindfulness in Catholic Schools 

A Reflection on Mindfulness

Congregation for Catholic Education, The Holy See 

The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue

Encyclical Letters of Pope Francis

Evangelii Gaudium (24 November 2013)

Amoris Laetitia (19 March 2016)

Fratelli tutti (3 October 2020)

Patris Corde (8 December 2020)

Laudato si’ (24 May 2015)

Lumen fidei (29 June 2013)

Key Magisterial Documents on Catechesis

Evangelii Nuntiandi (Pope Paul VI, 8 December 1975)