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14 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana _Questions and answers about new Catech An English edition of The Catechism of the Catholic Church is expected to be pub- lished and available early next year. Following are questions and answers about the Cate- chism, from a committee of the United states Catholic Confer- ence. How can the Catechism be most effectively used by priests? Since the Catechism pre- sents the content of the faith in a complete and organic sum- mary, it is an invaluable pas- toral resource for priests. It of- fers the Church's teachings in a positive, expository manner avoiding argumentation or apologetic. As such it easily lends itself to use in teaching, counseling and preaching. For example, when the faithful seek responses to questions concerning doctrinal matters, the Catechism is a user- friendly resource with its cross-referencing system and many indices. In addition, as doctrinal issues are suggested in the liturgical cycle of read- ings, the Catechism can pro- vide fertile background for the priest to address these issues directly in his homilies. Since seminarians can also benefit from the use of the Catechism. they, too. should be encouraged to read and study it. Support your local pro hfe orgamzat Ii Ions i How can the Catechism be most effectively used by catechists? Catechists do not teach in their own names. Neither do I CARRIAGE INN FAMILY RESTAURANT PARTIES SERVED FAMILY STYLE imlmlm CHICKEN. STEAKS SEAFOOD SANDWICHES PIZZA. COCKTAILS SERVING FROM 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 103 Gibson o Haubstadt 768-6131 l they teach their opinions on doctrinal matters. Catechists teach in the name of Christ. In fact it is Christ who they teach. In light of this, catechists are teachers of the truths of the faith. The Catechism provides them a handy reference work which could be used together with their catechist manuals for use in the preparation of lesson plans. Catechists will find the Catechism to be a reli- able and credible companion in their catechetical ministry. How can the Catechism be effectively used by all others responsible for cate- chests? While this part of the Cate- chism's intended audience is indefinite, it would seem that diocesan and parish educa- tional and catechetical leaders would be included. The Cate- chism provides a treasury of personal and professional re- sources for all those responsi- ble for catechesis, especially those in leadership positions. Diocesan and parish educa- tional and catechetical leaders, under the direction of the local bishop, could assist in the eval- uation of catechetical materi- als based on the Catechism. How can the Catechism be most effectively used by "all the faithful"? Many Catholic adults are searching for ent and c ment of what the:! lieves and Catechism statement in a yet summary adults should be read and study While private echism might fit: ably into the some adults, greatly from sion groups or Growth in the the faith which tends to deepen the faith il '- [ "'EVANSVILLE SERVICE I AND SHOPPING GUIDE FOR THE BEST PLUMBING SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL (FREE ESTIMATES) GRANT PLUMBING CO. 484 S. GOVERNOR AT CANAL Ph. 424-2441 Carpet Cleaning SERVICE MASTER For Free Estimates Call 428-0900 Evansville Wet Heat & Piping Co. Inc, New & Used Boilers, Furnaces Repair & Replacement 424-0991 800 E. Oregon I Sales & Service TV & 2-Way FM lgle W. FRANKLIN STREET PHONE (812) 423.7849 i Herman Goebel Motor Co. NEW OR USED CARS Whtre the bes deas ayo made Trade up of down Bank Financing 2001 W. Delaware 423-7759 M&S Fire & Safety Equip. Co. Inc. Over 25 years sales and service in the Tri-state 670 E. Franklin 424-3863 i i i .......... ,  ;:?:.:!:,  ,f; ..... Medical Arts Pharmacy 3700 Bellemeade Avenue Phone 477-1532 Donald Gutzweiler City-Wide Delivery i Duncan's Riverside Pharmacy 4 Drugs - Sur,ds - Cosmetics - "We Deliver" Comer Riverside and Governor Evansville 422-g981 ii Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2107 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Faat Prescription Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy, 62 and N. Weinbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 Sharing ideas Dick Cannon, Larry Sutterer, Annette O'Rourke, Susie Hagerty and parishioners at Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes, discuss Father John "Jesus As I Know Him." INSURANCE AGENCY 464-5993 DENNIS K. FELDHAUS JAMES A. Mater Dei Class of '70 GEORGE P. HELFRICH Mater Del Mater Dei Class of '69 "'We support Catholic Education" 15% Senior Discount Every Monday! Groups, Please Call 812-486-3977 For Reservations Guided Tours Available Just off Hwy 50 Montgomery, Indiana The Amish Rest Your Homemade Eatigg - Seaso00z00 greetings Open blon. thru Thur. 11 a.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS &