Pop-Up Catechesis: The Precepts of the Church

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

I recall when taking courses as an undergraduate, it was common to ask professors about the syllabus: “Are all these required reading?” “How long does the final paper need to be?” Such questions are intended to identify the bare minimum required for us to pass the course. Obviously, by doing the bare minimum, one would usually end up with a C for the course, which means “satisfactory.” Even in relationships, we sometimes find ourselves saying to another, “Well, at the very least, you could…” as we indicate what kind of behavior would be acceptable but not necessarily laudable. When it comes to our practice of the Catholic faith, we have a set of precepts that identify for us the minimum expectations of being Catholic. Following the Precepts of the Catholic Church is nothing to brag about; they are simply a benchmark to indicate behaviors expected of a practicing Catholic. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we take a look at the Precepts of the Catholic Church.

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About Joe Paprocki 2739 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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