Vatican City, May 9, 2012 / 11:05 am
The prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, said the lives of the saints are one of the most effective ways to transmit faith to the world.
Cardinal Piacenza made his comments during the homily for the opening Mass of the International Congress on Catechesis entitled, “Christian Initiation and the New Evangelization.”
During the May 8 event, he said the task of catechesis is “to overcome religious illiteracy” and “to teach what God has spoken to us,” yet without becoming “paralyzed by endless methodological questions.”
“The methodological questions, dear friends, are fully overcome by the saints who, with their simplicity and their lives, are the most effective living catechesis that God himself offers to his people,” the cardinal said.