As the year came to an end, many catechists and Catholic school teachers dialogued about the current changes in the U.S. Church landscape. One of the most interesting conversations happened around the topic of the priority of systematic formation for catechists. Some commented on the "importance of living our faith," to which others added the priority of knowing the faith and the art of sharing it with our children and youth in our religious education programs and in Catholic schools.
Peter Ductram is the Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis, Archdiocese of Miami. He was born in Lima, Peru. Earned a MA in Theology in from Catholic Theological Union and is a Candidate for a MDiv. in Bible. He served in the Archdiocese of Chicago as Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry, Director of Religious Education, Adjunct faculty at the University of Mundelein, and Coordinator of Evangelization Initiatives. Proactive bilingual leader with experience in faith formation and enrichment in multicultural environments.