Catechesis is a unique form of teaching that intends not merely to pass along facts but to hand on the faith received from Christ, the apostles, and the living magesterium of the Church. The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, is an invitation to all involved in this God-ordained work to reflect and examine the importance of their ministry in light of the revealed mystery of faith we all profess. Reflecting both the spirit and the content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the vision of the General Directory for Catechesis, The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, uses the riches of these resources to guide catechists into the third millennium with greater clarity, confidence, and effectiveness. Today is, as Monsignor Kelly points out, ""a promising and exciting time in which the 'new evangelization' offers many rich possibilities for catechesis."" Divided into five parts that analyze and evaluate the catechetical movement of the past as well as providing direction for the future, The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, helps consolidate and highlight themes of both the Catechism and the General Directory. Its five major sections are as follows: Catechesis in the New Context, The Heritage and Challenge of Catechesis, The Goals of Catechesis, The Content of Catechesis, and A Methodology for Catechesis. Everyone from pastors to DREs, to religion teachers, catechists, and principals--in fact, anyone involved in religious education--will find The Mystery We Proclaim, Second Edition, an encouragement to continued vigor and renewed enthusiasm for transmitting the living faith from one generation to the next. ""This book has much to recommend itself. . . . It] is a breath of fresh air; its authenticity resides in its clear focus on Jesus and the Church's teachings about Jesus in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition."" --Stephen F. Miletic, Arlington Catholic Herald ""The Mystery We Proclaim is a clear analysis of problems we face in catechesis, and a convincingly articulate call to a new catechesis that blends effective methodology with the content of our faith."" --Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC Monsignor Kelly is currently Superior of the Casa Santa Maria in Rome--a residence for United States graduate student priests. He has recently authored Seeking Christ: An Inquiry and Meditation. For thirteen years he was National Director of Religious Education at the National Catholic Education Association in Washington, DC. He served on the Redaction Committee for the Catechism of the Catholic Church.