The Catechetical Review was founded as The Sower in 1919 by English theologian Canon Francis Drinkwater. The Maryvale Institute, a Catholic institution of higher education in theology and evangelization in England, acquired The Sower in 1992.
In 2006 Franciscan University took on responsibility for promoting and distributing The Sower in North America, which also increased the contributions from North American diocesan and catechetical leaders. In 2015 The Sower became The Catechetical Review.
The Catechetical breaks open the sources of the Faith, namely, Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis, and other relevant church documents in the area of evangelization and catechesis.
Class of 2007 Majors: Biology and Theology
In the jungles of South America, Brian Burke ’07 found his calling.
“I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue medicine,” he recalls, “until I went to Ecuador.”
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