Loyola at a Glance
Invitation to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
June 13, 2008
The Loyola Institute is sponsoring a free public lecture, "Invitation to the Catechism of the Catholic Church" on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.
Dr. Thomas Ryan, director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry, will discuss an essential document to the Roman Catholic faith. Responding to Dr. Ryan's presentation is Most Rev. Alfred C. Hughes, STD, Archbishop of New Orleans.
As the Catechism indicates, it is an "organic syntheses of the essential and fundamental contents of Catholic doctrine...in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition," yet its size and organization can be intimidating to readers.
Ryan will offer a brief overview of the Catechism's history and organization and then argue that it does more than echo (one of the roots of the word catechism) the teachings of the Catholic Curch. For those who are able and interested, it also invites them to a fuller and deeper engagement with their faith.
Refreshments will be served and parking will be available on campus. The lecture is the first part of a one-credit graduate course, Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will continue on June 21 with Ryan.
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