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The Role of Doctrine in the Life of Faith: Exploring the New Catechsim of the Catholic Church

Loyola press release - October 18, 2004

The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) to Host "The Role of Doctrine in the Life of Faith: Exploring the New Catechsim of the Catholic Church."

(New Orleans) The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) will host and present a free public lecture called "The Role of Doctrine in the Life of Faith: Exploring the New Catechsim of the Catholic Church." The lecture will take place on Friday, November 12, 2004 at

7 p.m. in the Audubon Room (Danna Center) on Loyola’s main campus.

This free, public lecture will explore key questions today, such as: What role should doctrine play in the life of Christian faith? What difference does doctrine ultimately make in the way we think, act, worship, and pray? This course will explore these questions by examining the new Catechism of the Catholic Church, the first universal compendium of doctrine to be published in over four centuries. This course will introduce the history and genre of the Catechism, as well as investigate the way in which doctrines of any kind function psychologically in the life of an individual believer. The co-presenters will be Mark Markuly, Ph.D., director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry and Brant Pitre, Ph.D., instructor at the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

A full-day workshop, also presented by Drs. Markuly and Pitre, will take place on Saturday, November 13. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location will be the Octavia Rooms 1-2, in the Danna Center.

For more information, contact: Loyola Institute for Ministry, at (504) 865-3728.