The Catholic community of Columbus, Ohio is devoted to evangelization and catechesis. To ensure that these activities are conducted in line with the regulations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Diocese has partnered with the Catechetical Institute of the Franciscan University of Steubenville for all catechetical certifications. The Office of Evangelization provides parishes with the necessary support and training to create a culture of evangelization in the Diocese. The USCCB Compliance Review List serves as a guide for revamping the curriculum of schools and parishes.
This list includes warnings based on Scripture, Tradition, the Magisterium, and the writings of Catholic mystics. It is essential to note that these warnings are necessary for all people, but they are particularly important for those Christian communities that have Catholic roots but have lost their sense of faith or no longer consider themselves members of the Church. Encounter Ministries (EM) is a network of Catholic priests and lay ministers based in Columbus, Ohio. EM is devoted to physical education and organizes “healing sessions” all over the city in non-Catholic churches since Catholic churches do not allow them. The New Evangelization focuses on these Christian communities, helping them to rediscover their faith. The Diocese of Columbus is committed to providing its parishioners with the necessary resources to practice evangelization and catechesis.
Through its partnership with the Catechetical Institute of the Franciscan University of Steubenville and its support from Encounter Ministries, it is able to provide its parishioners with the guidance they need to spread the Gospel and form missionary disciples. The Diocese of Columbus is committed to helping its parishioners become effective evangelizers and catechists. Through its partnership with the Catechetical Institute of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, it provides access to certifications that meet USCCB standards. The Office of Evangelization offers parishes support and training to build a culture of evangelization in the Diocese. Additionally, Encounter Ministries provides physical education and healing sessions in non-Catholic churches throughout Columbus, Ohio.
By providing these resources, the Diocese helps its parishioners become effective evangelizers and catechists who can spread the Gospel and form missionary disciples.