In Vatican Radio’s new series “Questions of Faith”, accompanying Pope Benedict XVI’s catechesis on the Year of Faith, Monsignor John Kennedy an Official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith will be on hand to answer listener’s questions on everything from why we are baptised as infants to why priests don’t get married.
This week the focus is on formation, starting with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. “Good Catechesis is essential for the New Evangelization” reads proposal 29 of the recent Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation. In their list submitted to Pope Benedict XVI, the bishops from across the globe all concurred that attention must be drawn to “the indispensable service that catechists provide” and renewed emphasis on the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” and its Compendium as a resource for teaching the faith and supporting adults in the Church in their evangelizing and catechizing mission.
Mons. Kennedy starts at the very beginning: what is the Catechism? Where does it come from? How do we use it?
In next week’s episode, we will be answering questions from Vatican Radio listeners from Korea, the USA and the United Kingdom, from why we pray to Saints to how often we should go to Confession.
So if you have any questions, big or small, why not ask the official? You can do this by submitting them to Vatican Radio’s – English Section Facebook page as a post or private message and tuning in each Tuesday to find out the answers to your Questions of Faith.