More than 1,000 priests and bishops have been attending a congress in Rome on the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church.
More than 1,000 priests and bishops have been attending a congress in Rome on the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. The purpose of the five-day meeting, which ended today (25 September) was to study ways in which Christian teaching might be modernised to benefit both the Christian and non-Christian worlds, to integrate Church teaching closer into everyday life, and to bring the gospel to unbelievers, especially among the young.
SYNOPSIS: More than a thousand priests and bishops of the Roman Catholic Church have been meeting at the university hall of St. John Lateran, in Rome, for a congress on the Catechism. The five-day congress, which closed on Saturday, was held under the presidency of Cardinal John Wright, the Archbishop of Pittsburgh, USA. In his opening address the cardinal stressed the importance of discussing the complex problems of the catechism in a secular society, six years after the Vatican Council.
The delegates discussed ways in which the Church's teaching could be adapted to the needs of the present day, both in the Christian and non-Christian worlds -- for Christians, to integrate their religion more closely with their everyday lives, and for non-Christians, to help in bringing them to conversion.