New Guidance from Rome
FAITH magazine hails the arrival of the new Directory of Catechetics. This is important – indeed essential – for our Catholic schools. It updates and affirms the previous Directory, and issues some useful and practical guidelines for those charged with teaching the Catholic Faith.
In particular, the Directory tackles a topic much discussed in the West today. Are men and women different? Should we speak of the two sexes as being different from one another? Are we allowed to teach the facts of biological differences between males and females?
The New Evangelisation: how are we to do it?
Philip Trower explores ways of communicating the Faith
Some of the things our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has been saying since he became Pope about the way the faith should be presented and taught as a preamble to the new evangeliation have unquestionably ruffled a few feathers. However, I have increasingly come to think that there would be less misunderstanding if more people were aware of a development that has been taking place in the Church’s thinking and teaching on this subject over the last fifty years. This development seems to have begun at the time of Vatican Two, and, in a modified form, has been accepted by subsequent popes and episcopal synods. But only, I would say, in the last few years have a significant section of the theologically-minded faithful become aware of it.
Holloway on… The Apostolic Letter “Dignity of Womanhood” - Part 1
In this Editorial from the January/February 1989 issue of FAITH, Fr Holloway admires Pope St. John Paul II’s landmark document on womanhood but identifies a lack of a coherent theology of the sexes. In Part 2 of the Editorial, which will be published in our next issue, he suggests a further theological development.
China and Christianity
China in Life’s Foreground by Audrey G. Donnithorne, Australian Scholarly Productions, 435pp; paperback £25.00, Kindle version £7.66 reviewed by Joanna Bogle
At a time when China is so much in the news – the Coronavirus, trade wars, the West’s recognition of China’s growing
global power and influence – a book with the title China in Life’s Foreground seems an all too appropriate read.
The Faith Movement
Father Roger Nesbitt produced an account of the Faith Movement some years ago, published by the Catholic Truth Society as part of a series on the New Movements in the Church. We offer an updated version here for a new generation attending Faith Movement events and discovering the Movement and its message.