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The ministry of the Word is a fundamental element
of evangelization through all its stages, because it involves
the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God.
The word of God nourishes both evangelizers
and those who are being evangelized so that each
one may continue to grow in his or her Christian life.
(National Directory for Catechesis [NDC] [Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005], no. 17)